Media Advisory: CII Fall Conference, September 16-18, Minneapolis

Speakers Include SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson and Noted Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely

Washington, D.C., August 20, 2019 — Members of the media are invited to attend the fall conference of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), September 16-18, at the Hilton Minneapolis. View the full conference agenda here.
CII represents pension funds and other long-term investors and is a leading voice for effective corporate governance and shareholder rights. The more than 400 attendees will include investment professionals, regulators and corporate governance experts. Session topics will range from gender pay equity to challenges in renewable energy deployment and transitions.
Conference plenary and breakout sessions, and many CII member-hosted events on Monday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 17, are open to the media. All events on Wednesday, September 18, are closed to press.
Press must register to attend. Use this link to register and select Press.
Stationary cameras are permitted by prior arrangement with Rosemary Lally. Roving cameras are not allowed.
Members of the media may not ask questions at floor mics, which are reserved for CII members.
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Monday, September 16:
Todd Hartman, executive vice president, general counsel and chief risk and compliance officer, Best Buy
Robert Jackson, commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Kathy Higgins Victor, chair of nominating, corporate governance and public policy committee, Best Buy
Ash Williams, chair, Council of Institutional Investors and executive director & CIO, State Board of Administration of Florida
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Tuesday, September 17
Dan Ariely, author and professor of psychology and behavioral economics, Duke University
Teresa Barger, senior managing director, Cartica Management
Lisa Beauvilain, head of sustainability and ESG & managing director, Impax Asset Management
Ken Bertsch, executive director, Council of Institutional Investors
Jay Brown, board member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Kimberly Churches, CEO, American Association of University Women
Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy
Matthew DiGuiseppe, vice present and head of Americas asset stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Sara Donaldson, vice president of investment stewardship, Voya Investment Management
Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
Michael Garland, assistant comptroller for corporate governance and responsible investment, New York City Office of the Comptroller
Janine Guillot, director of capital markets and outreach, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Michele Hooper, president and CEO, The Directors’ Council
Roy Katzovicz, chairman, Saddle Point Group
Rakhi Kumar, senior managing director, State Street Global Advisors
Julie Bell Lindsay, executive director, Center for Audit Quality
Dan Lipschultz, vice chair, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Louis Malizia, assistant director of capital strategies, Teamster Affiliates Pension Plan
Sharon Manewitz, principal and executive director, Manewitz Weiker Associates
Aeisha Mastagni, portfolio manager, CalSTRS
Scott Mather, CIO, PIMCO
Gianna McCarthy, director of corporate governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund
Amy McGarrity, CIO, Colorado PERA
Elizabeth Mooney, accounting analyst, Capital Group
Mary Morris, investment officer, CalSTRS
John Mulé, director of legal, legislative policy and shareholder services, Minnesota State Board of Investment
Maureen O’Brien, vice president, Segal Marco Advisors
Clare Payn, head of corporate governance in North America, Legal & General Investment Management 
Sandy Peters, head of financial reporting policy, CFA Institute
Kevin Pranis, marketing manager, LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota
Kurt Schacht, managing director, CFA Institute
Tracy Stewart, manager of corporate governance research, State Board of Administration of Florida
Susannah Vickers, trustee, New York City Pension Funds
Tim Waltz, Governor, state of Minnesota
Dave Zellner, CIO, Wespath

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