Leading Investor Group Fall Conference
September 11-13, Long Beach, CA

Speakers Include SAG-AFTRA Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, CIOs of Major U.S. Pension Funds, Black Women on Boards’ Co-founder Merline Saintil

Washington, D.C. August 15, 2023 — Members of the media are invited to attend the fall conference of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), September 11-13 at the Westin Long Beach. View the full conference agenda here.
CII represents pension funds and other long-term institutional investors and is a leading voice for effective corporate governance, strong shareholder rights and sensible financial regulation. The more than 350 participants will include investment and corporate governance professionals. Session topics will range from trends in executive compensation to generative AI and business transformation to lessons learned from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.  
Plenary sessions and member-hosted meetings on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, are open to the press. All events on Wednesday, September 13, are closed to the media.
Press must register to attend the in-person conference. Click here and make sure “Press” is selected under Member/Registration Type to register.
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Monday, September 11
Jase Auby, CIO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Scott Chan, deputy CIO, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Mary Alice Curran, independent director, Banc of California, Hunter Industries, Innovative Industrial Properties
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, director, Pfizer
Evan Epstein, executive director, Center for Business Law & adjunct professor, University of California Law San Francisco
Jonathan Grabel, CIO, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Lakecia Gunter, director, IDEX Corp.  
Aeisha Mastagni, portfolio manager, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Theresa Molloy, VP of corporate governance, Prudential Financial
Dick Poladian, director, Lowe, Occidental Petroleum, Public Storage, Western Asset Management Funds
Daniel Siciliano, vice chair, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Tuesday, September 12
Greg Arnold, managing director, Semler Brossy
Alec Castellanos, director of investment stewardship, BlackRock
Sung Cho, managing director of fundamental equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Carolyn Cross, co-head of investment stewardship for the Americas, Vanguard
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, national executive director & chief negotiator, SAG-AFTRA
Glenn Davis, deputy director, Council of Institutional Investors
Caroline Escott, manager, Railpen
Ola Peter Gjessing, lead investment stewardship manager, Norges Bank Investment Management
Will Goodwin, co-founder, Tumelo
Danielle Gurrieri, VP & head of product management, bank, broker deals, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Lionel Johnson, president, Pacific Pension & Investment Institute
Dianne McKeever, founder, managing member & CIO, Ides Capital Management
Caitlin McSherry, director of investment stewardship, Neuberger Berman
Valeri Nikolaev, James H. Lorie Professor of Accounting & FMC faculty scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Peter Reali, managing director, responsible investing, Nuveen
Edward Rock, Martin Lipton Professor of Law & co-director, Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, NYU School of Law
Merline Saintil, co-founder of Black Women on Boards & executive producer of “OnBoard”  
Rebecca Sherratt, head of publications, Diligent
Navrina Singh, founder & CEO, Credo AI
Allyson Tucker, CEO, Washington State Investment Board

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