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Board of Directors Forum: Executive Compensation & Succession Planning

September 13, 2018
3:45 PM to 7:30 PM PST

Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Julia Matsunaga
(310) 598-4628
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We would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming, exclusive Board of Directors Forum. This quarterly series presented by BDO USA, LLP features an intimate group format providing a platform for Board Members to discuss hot topics currently impacting public companies.

Today’s Compensation Committees oversee a broad and expanding range of Board initiatives ranging from succession planning to executive compensation that impact all stakeholders. Join us for an interactive session with our highly experienced panelists on important topics that are critical to the success of your Board and company.

Reserve your seat today for this invitation only Board Member event.
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM - Registration

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Program

5:30 PM to 6:15 PM - Networking Reception

6:15 PM to 7:30 PM - Dinner 
Dr. Thomas Turk currently serves as the Dean and Professor of Strategic Management at Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics. He previously served as the Leatherby Chair in Entrepreneurship. Professor Turk's research focuses on the impact of corporate strategic decisions on firm market value. Specifically, he has examined how the stock market reacts to announcements of acquisitions, alliances, hostile takeovers, and diversification decisions. Professor Turk lectures widely in executive education programs for both public and private organizations. He frequently consults with businesses on strategic planning, acquisitions, strategic change, and executive compensation issues. He also serves as an expert witness on top executive compensation and business valuation. Professor Turk’s current research and consulting assists firms in reducing bureaucracy and increasing their capacity to take entrepreneurial initiative. Previous consulting and management training clients have included: Ford Motor Company, Newmont Mining, Time Warner Communications, Toyota, Boise Cascade, Allergan, Koch Industries, Texas Instruments, Microsemi, Marsh McLennan, Volcom, First American Financial, Hyundai, Ingram Micro, and numerous public, private, and non-profit organizations.

 Mark J. Kelson is the Chair of the Los Angeles Corporate Practice. Mark maintains a diverse corporate practice, emphasizing complex transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private and public debt and equity offerings, dividend recapitalizations and joint ventures. He regularly advises companies and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, strategy and executive compensation issues.

Mark acts as lead counsel in domestic and cross-border transactions, involving companies in a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing, consumer products, aerospace, media, food and beverage, hospitality, restaurants, real estate, financial services and healthcare. Mark serves as lead counsel to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks and financial institutions and numerous public and private companies. He also represents a wide variety of companies and their owners in stock and asset divestiture transactions involving strategic and financial buyers. 

Mark’s work extends to complex regulatory and compliance issues arising in connection with his transactional work and representation of acquirers, underwriters and public and private issuers. In addition, Mark has published numerous articles covering topics that include strategies in merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and securities laws.
David Rosenblum is a member of the Board of Directors of Hanmi Financial (Nasdaq:  HAFC) and its subsidiary Hanmi Bank. He is also a partner in Sage Partners LLC and an advisor to a well-known private equity firm.  Until his retirement in May 2013, he was a senior leader and board member of Deloitte Consulting LLP, a $5.2 billion professional services firm with operations in the US, Mexico and India. 
Over his nearly 34 year career with Deloitte Consulting, Mr. Rosenblum advised clients in a wide range of industries, particularly health care and financial services, on issues related to strategy, M&A, divestitures/restructurings and financial management.  His experience includes serving as interim Chief Financial Officer for a major client.  He has significant international experience, with a particular focus on India and Mexico.

In addition to serving on the board of Hanmi Financial, Mr. Rosenblum is currently Chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California Chapter, a partner in Sage Partners LLC and member of the Board of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.  He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, The California Club, the Directors Roundtable of Orange County, and previously served as Chairman of the Echo Foundation, as a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Consulting LLP and as a Trustee of Wesleyan University.

Tom Ziemba, Ph.D., is a Managing Director in BDO’s Executive Compensation practice in Chicago. He has more than 20 years of consulting and corporate experience in a number of industry segments. He assists clients in building governance capabilities, strategic positioning, leadership team development, and designing executive and Board compensation programs. Dr. Ziemba has advised CEOs, Boards and executive teams on strategies to build organizational capabilities.

Prior to joining BDO, Dr. Ziemba held practice leader positions in national consulting firms including: McGladrey, the Mercer Consulting Group, and the Compensation and Performance Management Practice at KPMG. He also held executive positions at Harris Bank in Chicago and Campbell Soup Company.

Dr. Ziemba has advised clients representing a variety of industry groups including banks, credit unions, manufacturing and distribution companies, transportation organizations, professional service firms, healthcare providers, member associations, nonprofits, private equity groups, and technology companies.