World-Class Keynote Speakers to Address 2018 Directors Forum Conference in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Directors Forum 2018: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue brings together investors, directors and management to engage in open, off-the-record dialogue about today’s pressing governance issues.  Speakers will put a spotlight on the escalating impact of “corporate culture” on business success.

Hosted by Corporate Directors Forum, the conference is held on January 21-23, 2018 at the University of San Diego.  It is designed to encourage personal interaction between attendees and the nation's leading corporate governance authorities.  Attendance at the event is limited to ensure maximum participation and provide quality networking opportunities.
Keynote speakers are: 

  • Joann Lublin, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist & Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Author, Earning It
  • Bruce E. Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq & President, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
  • Sharon Garrett, Director, Ross Stores; former CIO, Walt Disney Co.; former EVP, American Medical Response
  • William D. Jones, Director, Sempra Energy; former Director, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; President, CEO & Director, CityLink Investment Corp. & City Scene Management Co.

 “Whatever your role – C-suite executive, investor, board member or other corporate governance professional – the Directors Forum 2018 conference will provide you with critical and timely insights from governance experts offering a framework for better decision-making,” said Annalisa Barrett, conference co-chair. 

Directors Forum 2018 (Twitter handle: @corpdirforum) is open to the public, and registration is $2,050 per person. Discount and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register or inquire about discount and sponsorship opportunities, please call 858/455-7930 or register online at 

Corporate Directors Forum is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization found in 1991.  Its purpose is to help directors and those who support them build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer networking.  Corporate Directors Forum believes better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

Gina Fascilla
Corporate Directors Forum