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Boston Chapter: Boardroom Tales - The Who, What, and How of Corporate Board Membership

Tuesday, Apr 26 2016 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm EDT

201 Washington Street, 15th floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Do you want to be a corporate board director? Ever wonder how someone becomes a corporate director? What are the qualifications? How does the process work? What are the rewards – and the risks? Whatever your questions about corporate board membership, this special event is your chance to get answers from some of the most knowledgeable and fascinating board members in the Boston area. You will not believe the boardroom dramas this panel has witnessed.  Come and hear the inside story directly from the players.

Join us Tuesday evening for a panel discussion featuring four Boston-based CEOs and directors with Fortune 500 and start-up experience as they explain their roles, share insights and offer anecdotes on what it means to “have a seat at the table” as a corporate board member.

Our panelists:

Mike Jeans, director at Amica Mutual Insurance and previously director, President and CEO of, CEO of Nashua Photo and President of Wesson/Peter Pan Foods, a ConAgra company.

Hans Gieskes, chairman of AXIO Data Group and previously CEO and president at Cision AB Group, Houghton Mifflin and Lexis-Nexis, and president of

Stu Randle, CEO of Ivenix and currently a director at Flex Pharma and Teleflex. He was previously President and CEO of GI Devices and ACT Medical.

Ellen Richstone, director at Parnell Pharmaceutical Holdings, eMagin Corporation, BioAmber Inc. and Pro Teck Valuation Services. She has served as CFO for Sonus Networks, Brooks Automation, Augat Inc., Rohr Aerospace and Honeywell Bull. She is active in several corporate board member organizations.

The discussion and Q/A will be moderated by SOMAA-Boston chapter chair Tom Meyer, SOM '98, CEO of IntroMaps and previously CEO and board member of Connotate and Russet Communications.

Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer will be provided by our host and the event sponsor, BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Due to building security rules, attendees must pre-register and bring photo ID to the event. Please consider a donation of $10 or more to support future SOMAA-Boston events when you register.

Space is limited -- register now for this unique event.

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