MEETINGS

Multiple in-person and virtual meetings each year connect members to top peers and high-profile guest speakers. Video meetings are held at least monthly and in-person meetings are hosted by members 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. Attendance at in-person meetings is limited, which contributes to more meaningful and engaging discussion. Substitutions are not permitted.

Recent guest speakers include:

Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of Real Clear Politics

Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent, New York Times

 

The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York

 

Jon Steinberg, Founder and CEO, Cheddar

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, The Gallup Organization


Alan Colberg, President and CEO, Assurant, Inc.


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)

2022 MEETINGS

(all times are Eastern time zone)

(Free Agents are members/former members in an active job search)

 

  • Jan. 27, noon, 1-hour call. Topic: Kaspersky global meeting w/Alejandro Arango

  • Jan. 28, noon, Free Agents call

  • Feb. 24, noon, 1-hour call. Topic: org design discussion w/Shirley Powell at Cox Automotive

  • Feb. 25, noon, Free Agents call

  • March 1, 1pm, SPECIAL CALL re UKRAINE

  • March 24, noon, 1-hour call

  • Mar. 25, noon, Free Agents call

  • April 14, multi-hour session, hosted by Bob Kula, Kiewit

  • April 28, noon, 1-hour call

  • April 29, noon, Free Agents and all members, with recruiter Lisa Ryan from Heyman Associates

  • May 10, 12:30pm, special call re SCOTUS crisis and potential impact on employee health plans

  • May 11, 4pm, Webinar: “Get unstuck and thrive…” career and life purpose discussion with member Shira Miller

  • May 18, noon, 1-hour call, 1 week before anniversary of George Floyd’s death: progress and recognition

  • May 27, noon, Free Agents call

  • June 28, 1pm, 1-hour call, Future of Work, guest speaker Sanjay Rishi, Americas CEO at global real estate services company JLL

  • June 24, noon, Free Agents calls

  • July TBD, multi-hour session

  • July 22, noon, Free Agents call

  • Aug. 25, noon, 1-hour call

  • Aug. 26, noon, Free Agents call

  • Sept. TBD, in-person session

  • Sept. 23, noon, Free Agents call

  • Oct. 27, noon, 1-hour call

  • Oct. 28, noon, Free Agents call

  • Nov. TBD, in-person session

  • Nov. 18, noon, Free Agents call

  • No virtual meetings planned for December

 AGENDA

EXAMPLE

AGENDA AND DISCUSSION

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

 

                                   Break

 

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