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Boardroom Insights 2012

Corporate leaders and senior executives choose current business issues to discuss during the fall series.


by Robert Ravener, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Dollar General Corporation

September 7, 2012

Robert Ravener

Bob Ravener is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for the Dollar General Corporation, a Fortune 200 publicly traded company. In this capacity, Mr. Ravener has leadership responsibility for all Human Resources initiatives for a $15+ billion company with more than 90,000 employees in over 10,000 stores. 

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by Elizabeth Saunders, Chairman of Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

September 28, 2012

Elizabeth Saunders
Elizabeth Saunders is the Chairman of Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting. She specializes in building best practices investor relations programs across a wide spectrum of clients. She also serves as senior counsel for business transformation assignments and has actively worked on post-merger communications, CEO transitions, and restructurings for Fortune 500 Companies.
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by Kirk Cordill, Managing Director, CEO - BMW Group Financial Services China

October 5, 2012

Kirk Cordill
Kirk Cordill is the Managing Director, CEO of BMW Group Financial Services China and a Vice-President within the global BMW Group. China is currently the largest market globally for BMW having overtaken both Germany and the US in total BMW sales.
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by Dennis Strigl, Former Verizon Wireless CEO and Author of "Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?"

October 26, 2012

Dennis Strigl
Dennis F. Strigl was president and chief operating officer of Verizon Communications until his retirement on December 31, 2009. Appointed Jan. 1, 2007, Strigl was responsible for the operations of Verizon’s network businesses — Verizon Wireless, Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business — as well as Verizon Services Operations, which provides financial, real estate and other functional services to all of the corporation’s operations.
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by Barry Salzberg, Global CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

November 2, 2012

Barry Salzberg

Barry Salzberg is the global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). He assumed this position on 1 June 2011. As DTTL CEO, Salzberg leads and manages the Executive and sets the strategic direction of the Deloitte global network. The global network comprises 47 member firms operating in 150 countries, with approximately 200,000 people worldwide. Salzberg is a member of the DTTL Board of Directors and Executive committee.
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by John Veihmeyer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP

November 9, 2012

John Veihmeyer

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John B. Veihmeyer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG LLP, a big Four public accounting firm that provides audit, tax and advisory services, and the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. John is the chair of the Board of Directors and is a member of the Management Committee. John also serves as the Chairman of the Americas Region, which includes the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and Israel, for KPMG Cooperative International (KPMGI).



by James Kavanaugh, Vice President and Controller

November 16, 2012

James Kavanaugh

James Kavanaugh is the Vice President and Controller at IBM.  Kavanaugh joined IBM in June 1996 from AT&T Corporation, where he was the Chief Financial Officer, Americas Global Services. Since that time Mr. Kavanaugh has held a number of highly visible financial management positions at IBM.

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