Five meetings a year are hosted by members and held in major business cities, mostly running noon-to-noon over two days so travelers can minimize time on the road. Members choose meetings that fit their schedules and most make one or two sessions per year. Normal attendance is 15-30, which contributes to more meaningful and engaging discussion. Substitutions are not permitted.

Meetings feature member-led discussions and invited speakers, who share their expertise and perspectives. Recent speakers include:

The Honorable Kathy Hochul, New York Lt. Gov.


Jon Steinberg, Founder and CEO, Cheddar

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, The Gallup Organization

Alan Colberg, President and CEO, Assurant, Inc.

Crandall Bowles, retired Chairman and CEO, Springs Global

Dana Perino, Fox News Channel contributor, former White House press secretary


David Faber, CNBC anchor and award-winning author


Bob Pisani, CNBC sr. reporter

Rob Rehg, Global Chairman of Public Affairs & President, Washington, DC, Edelman

Jim MacGregor, co-founder and vice chair, The Abernathy MacGregor Group

Paul Steiger, Editor-in-chief, ProPublica (retired managing editor Wall St. Journal)



-Feb. 27-28, Beverly Hills, CA, hosted by Platinum Equity

-April 23, New York City, hosted by Voya Financial (changed to virtual meeting)

-Aug. 20-21, Chicago, hosted by Conagra

-Oct. 8-9, New York City, hosted by AXIS

-Nov. 19, (one day) Washington, DC, hosted by Council for Responsible Nutrition




Agenda topics and guest speakers are decided with help from the host and other members, which ensures meetings are highly relevant and address members’ specific issues. Unstructured time is built in for networking and open discussion. A recent meeting agenda is below, or via the link: 


San Antonio Meeting, Mar. 8-9, 2018


Thursday, March 8


11:30 am                 Lunch, Frost Bank office, 11th floor, 100 W. Houston St., San Antonio 


12:20 pm                 Welcome                


                                  Board Games and Good Governance, John T. Montford, guest speaker


1:45 pm                    Break


2 pm                         150 years of Frost Bank, Bill Day

                                   Intros, “What I love about my job,” All


2:45 pm                    Pulse check on topical issues, All

                                    -CEO activism

                                    -Impact of #MeToo, Time’s Up movements on workplace dialogue

                                    -Tax reform and $1,000 bonuses. Resetting expectations 


3:15 pm                    The Bechtel Journey, Charlene Wheeless




4 pm                          Lightning Round I: member topics

                                    -Amy Fry                                                                         -Kelly Kane

                                    -Lynn Phillips                                                                 -Sunni Goodman

                                    -Dean Rodenbough


5:30 pm                    Adjourn


6-9 pm                      Social time and dinner at Texas de Brazil, a short walk from the hotel. 313 E. Houston St.


Friday, March 9


8 am                          Light breakfast, Frost office, 11th floor, 100 W. Houston St.


8:30 am                    Why San Antonio passed on Amazon HQ2. Guest speakers Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, San                                              Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and Rene Dominguez, City of San Antonio


9:30 am                    Break

10 am                       Sharpening your social media strategy, Dean Rodenbough

                                  Leveraging employees in social media, Sunni Goodman


10:45 am                 Lightning Round II: member topics

                                  -Charlene Wheeless                                                     -Thaddeus Herrick

                                  -Rich Nelson                                                                   -Julie Vitek         


11:30 am                  Open Forum


Noon                         Adjourn