Media Advisory
CII Spring Conference, March 4-6, Washington, D.C.

Speakers Include SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce and Hiro Mizuno, Executive Managing Director & CIO of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund

Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2019 — Members of the media are invited to attend the spring conference of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), March 4-6, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. 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 blockchain technology to board leadership.
Conference plenary and breakout sessions, and many CII member-hosted events on Monday, March 4, and Tuesday, March 5, are open to the media. All events on Wednesday, March 6, are closed to press.
Press must register to attend. Use this link to register and select Non-Member/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, March 4
Peggy Foran, chief governance officer, vice president and corporate secretary, Prudential Financial
Sandra Guerra, board member, Vale S.A.
Karina Litvack, board member, Eni S.p.A.
Hiro Mizuno, executive managing director & chief investment officer, Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan
Gabrielle Sulzberger, board member, Acorns, Brixmor Property Group and Mastercard
Ash Williams, executive director & chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration
Sarah Williamson, CEO, FCLTGlobal
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Tuesday, March 5
Jerry Albright, chief investment officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Michael Beschloss, historian, scholar of leadership and author of 10 bestselling books – including most recently, Presidents of War
Yves Denize, senior managing director & division general counsel, Nuveen
Hester Peirce, commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Don Pontes, investment director, California Public Employees’ Retirement System
Christine Poon, chair of compensation committee, Regeneration Pharmaceuticals
Tobias Read, Oregon State Treasurer
John Schwall, chief operating officer, IEX Group
Anne Sheehan, chair, SEC Investor Advisory Committee
Brendan Sheehan, VP & senior analyst for ESG, Moody’s Investors Service
Mark Smith, CEO & co-founder, Symbiont
John Trentacoste, partner & chief operating officer, Farient Advisors
Timothy Youmans, director, Hermes EOS

Click for PDF version. For media inquiries, please contact CII Deputy Director Amy Borrus.