CII Spring Conference, March 7-9, Washington, D.C.

Speakers Include General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra and United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney and SEC Director of Corporation Finance Renee Jones

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2022 — Members of the media are invited to attend the spring conference of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), March 7-9 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. 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 400+ participants will include investment professionals, regulators and corporate governance experts. Session topics will range from the future of the auto industry to the case for civil rights audits.
Plenary sessions and member-hosted meetings on Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, are open to the press. All events on Wednesday, March 9, are closed to the press.
CII's protocols will be consistent with CDC recommendations and District of Columbia requirements at the time of the conference. For more information about vaccine and mask requirements, see Covid-19 Protocols: Know Before You Go.
Press must register to attend either in-person or virtually via a livestream. Click here and make sure “Press” is selected under Member/Registration Type to register.
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Monday, March 7
Mary Barra, chair and CEO, General Motors
Afsaneh Beschloss, founder and CEO, RockCreek
Mark Carney, special envoy on climate action and finance, United Nations
Suzanne Nora Johnson, director, Intuit, Pfizer, Visa
Aeisha Mastagni, portfolio manager, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Dambisa Moyo, co-principal, Versaca Investments; director, Chevron, Condè Nast
Anne Sheehan, independent director, Victoria’s Secret
Maggie Wilderotter, chairman & CEO, Grand Reserve Inn; director, Costco, DocuSign, Hewlett Packard Enterprises Lyft, Sana Biotechnologies
Gail Wilensky, senior fellow, Project HOPE; director, Quest Diagnostics, UnitedHealth Group, View Ray
Scott Zdrazil, senior investment officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Tuesday. March 8
Ron Baker, executive director, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association
Jake Barnett, director of sustainable investment stewardship, Wespath
Gretchen Carlson, co-founder, Lift Our Voices
Gilbert Casellas, director, Prudential Financial
Michael Cembalest, chairman of market and investment strategy, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Stephen Deane, senior director, CFA Institute
Michelle Edkins, managing director, BlackRock
Holly Fetter, assistant vice president of asset stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Laura Fuentes, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Hilton
Michael Garland, assistant comptroller, Office of the New York City Comptroller
Harald Halbhuber, research fellow, Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, NYU School of Law
John Hoeppner, head of U.S. stewardship & sustainable investments, Legal & General Investment Management
Katy Hoffman, chief of staff, investment management division, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Renee Jones, director, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission
Mark Lebovitch, partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann
Thomas Lee, executive director and chief investment officer, New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
Larry Leva, vice chair, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation
Granville Martin, director of global regulatory outreach, Value Reporting Foundation
Amy McGarrity, chief investment officer, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association
Elizabeth Mooney, accounting analyst, Capital Group
Laura Murphy, president, Laura Murphy & Associates
Andrew Palmer, chief investment officer, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Tejal Patel, corporate governance director, SEIU Affiliate’s Supplemental Savings Plan/SOC Investment Group
Tamara Sells, associate investment manager, board governance and sustainability, California Public Employees’ Retirement System; co-chair, Human Capital Management Coalition
Saskia Slomp, CEO, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group
Clark Stevens, director, stakeholder initiative, Airbnb

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