Corporate Secretary

Corporate Secretary Think Tank - Best Practices

Thursday, November 8, 2018

New York, NY

About the event

The think tank is an invitation-only event exclusively for GRC professionals. It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.

  • Listen as seasoned GRC professionals discuss in detail their successful practices
  • Learn key take-aways that you can implement immediately in your own practice
  • Network with the best of the best in GRC

What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals. All discussions are confidential and none of the participants’ comments are attributed. This allows attendees to talk freely and have frank, open discussions.


Check back soon for topics and speakers. Click here to view last year’s agenda.

Who attends?

At our think tanks, each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within his or her company. Attendees from our 2017 Think Tank included:

Job Title Company Name Job Title Company Name
Assistant Corporate Secretary The AES Corporation Senior Director, Corporate Legal Affairs Applied Materials
Assistant General Counsel Microsoft Senior Governance & Equity Specialist AMN Healthcare
Assistant General Counsel Regions Bank Senior Subsidiary Governance Officer Royal Bank of Canada
Assistant General Counsel XL Group Sr. Manager, External Reporting, Accounting Paychex
Associate Group General Counsel The Travelers Companies Sr. VP – Assistant General Counsel & Secretary AT&T
CAO EverPower Wind Holdings SVP, Associate General Counsel CBS Corporation
Chief Governance Officer Regions Financial Corporation SVP, Secretary & General Counsel Graybar
Director, Risk Management New York State VP, Associate General Counsel and Secretary Royal Bank of Canada
Executive VP, General Counsel & Corp Secretary Visa VP, Associate Gen. Counsel Corporate Securities Hewlett Packard
General Counsel, North America Mastercard VP, General Counsel and Secretary AAR CORP
General Counsel, SVP & Corporate Secretary AMN Healthcare VP & Deputy General Counsel Iconix Brand Group
Governance Director Microsoft VP and Assistant Corporate Secretary TIAA
Compliance Manager Graybar Electric Company VP Deputy General Counsel Microsoft
Senior Counsel Brighthouse Financial VP, Corporate Legal Affairs Applied Materials
Senior Counsel & Assistant Secretary Visa VP, Securities and Assistant Secretary Visa


We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Corporate Secretary Think Tank will be held at

Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Hotel Accommodations

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Request invite

This event is exclusively for senior GRC professionals. To request an invitation, please fill in the form below and if you are eligible, you will receive a confirmation email with further event details. If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Connie Blackman at [email protected] or on +1 212 430 6895.

If you are a service provider and are looking for ways to get involved in the event, please contact Ian Richman on +1 212 430 6865.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our events provide a unique opportunity to get in front of some of the most influential people in the US GRC community. As a sponsor, you will gain an extensive amount of exposure through a wide range of print and digital marketing materials, both pre and post event, as well as on the day itself. Additionally, you can use the event to align yourself with excellence and network with key decision makers from across the region.

Sponsoring the event will provide:

  • A chance to network with qualified, senior decision-makers in the GRC community
  • Increased awareness and credibility through association with this leading event
  • New business opportunities through higher-brand presence among current and potential clients

To find out more about the benefits of sponsoring and the various packages available, email Ian Richman or call on +1 212 430 6865.

Join the celebration in the evening

 On Thursday, November 8, over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world will gather together to celebrate the best of the best in GRC at the annual Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards.

Join us after the think tank and celebrate the success of those individuals and companies that are leading the way in the GRC community in 2018, at a prestigious gala event held at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.

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