Council of Institutional Investors

CII Virtual Fall Conference, September 22-24

Speakers Include SEC Chair Gary Gensler, Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

Washington, D.C., September 9, 2021 — Members of the media are invited to attend the fall conference of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), to be held virtually September 22-24. 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 takeaways from the high-profile ExxonMobil proxy contest to board oversight of diversity and inclusion.
Plenary sessions and member-hosted meetings on Wednesday, September 22, and Thursday, September 23, are open to the press. All events on Friday, September 24, are closed to the press.

Press must register to attendClick here and make sure “Press” is selected under Member/Registration Type to register.
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Wednesday, September 22
Michelle Edkins, managing director, BlackRock
Adena Friedman, president and CEO, Nasdaq
Gary Gensler, chair, Securities and Exchange Commission
Aeisha Mastagni, portfolio manager, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Charlie Penner, partner, Engine No. 1
Scott Zdrazil, senior investment officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association 

Speakers at CII conference sessions on Thursday, September 23
Donna Anderson, VP & head of corporate governance, T. Rowe Price
Ursula Burns, chairwoman, Teneo; director, ExxonMobil, Uber Technologies
Benjamin Colton, global co-head of asset stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Amelia Fawcett, lead director, State Street Corporation
Hillary Flynn, director of ESG, private investments, Wellington Management
Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
Tom Gosling, executive fellow, Center for Corporate Governance, London Business School
Drew Hambly, executive director of corporate governance, Morgan Stanley Investment
Chris Hetner, executive VP, Moody’s/Team8 Cyber Venture
Nishesh Kumar, managing director, JPMorgan Chase
Diana Lee, director of governance and engagement, AllianceBernstein
Craig Marcus, partner, Ropes & Gray
Michael McCauley, senior officer of investment programs and governance, State Board of
    Administration of Florida
Meredith Miller, former chief governance officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Nell Minow, vice chair, ValueEdge Advisors
Claudia Fan Munce, director, Bank of the West, BNP Paribas, Best Buy, CoreLogic
Martin Nesbitt, director, American Airlines, CenterPoint Energy, Chewy
Jack Reed, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
Kirsten Snow Spalding, senior program director, investor network, Ceres
Pete Stavros, partner & co-head of Americas, private equity, KKR
Tracy Stewart, director of research, Council of Institutional Investors
Jeff Tricoli, managing director, Charles Schwab
Catherine Winner, VP, Goldman Sachs Asset Management