About the Speakers
Howard Brod Brownstein
PRESIDENT, THE BROWNSTEIN CORPORATION; DIRECTOR, P&F INDUSTRIES (NASDAQGS: PFIN), MERAKEY, NACD PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER
Howard Brod Brownstein, CTP, is a nationally-known turnaround and restructuring professional, and regularly provides programs for Women in the Boardroom. He is President of Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services, as well as investment banking, fiduciary services, litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He regularly serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies, and currently serves on the boards of: P&F Industries (Nasdaq: PFIN) where he chairs the Nominating/Governance and Strategic Planning & Risk Assessment Committees, Renew Financial, where he serves as chair of the Risk Committee, and Merakey, a nonprofit with over 10,000 employees. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, and also an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Immediate Past President and Board Chair of the NACD Philadelphia Chapter. He has authored ninety articles and textbook chapters, is a Contributing Editor at two publications, and is a regular guest-lecturer at Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU and elsewhere. He received JD and MBA degrees at Harvard, and B.S. (Wharton) and B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Banner Health
Alexandra Morehouse is an experienced C-Suite executive and Chief Digital Officer/CMO for Fortune 500 companies in financial services and healthcare. She’s managed P&L’s up to $10B and global teams of over 2,000 FTE at organizations including American Express, Charles Schwab, Kaiser Permanente, and Banner Health. Ms. Morehouse has served as an Independent Board Member for SnapFish and currently is on the boards of Mutual of Enumclaw, Reputation, Evaluserve and the Association for Inclusion & Multicultural Marketing.
Recognized for her specialized ability to drive digital transformation, Ms. Morehouse has deep expertise in digital change, cyber security, AI, and marketing technology. Throughout her career, Alexandra has been in leadership roles developing enterprise strategies for growth and subsequently driving these plans through to successful execution. As a leader, she is known for creating corporate cultures centered around inclusion, accountability and transparency.
Shareholder -- Energy and Cybersecurity, GableGotwals
Susan Lindberg is an experienced leader in capital intensive, highly regulated industries, collaborating with management and boards on growth, transformation, and startup initiatives at major and mid-cap U.S. and international public companies. Susan has served on public company executive teams, advised boards of directors, and has held leadership positions on multiple subsidiary and nonprofit boards. She serves on the advisory board of a private healthcare company. As a shareholder at GableGotwals, Susan advises clients on transactional, governance, and cybersecurity matters.
Previously, Susan was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SemGroup Corporation. She was also General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Eni US Operating Co. Inc., and part of the U.S. executive team for Italy’s Eni SpA. Before joining Eni, Susan held key legal and government affairs roles in the interstate natural gas pipeline business at Duke Energy and at Enron Corp. She began her career in the Energy Section of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, developing expertise in transactions and policymaking across the energy industry.
Susan’s keen interest in the transformation of both the energy sector and the role of corporate boards has led her to pursue specialized knowledge. She is a candidate for a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Tulsa. She has also earned a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) FSA Credential. She has received training in governance via the NACD Governance Fellow program and the DirectWomen Board Institute.
Susan earned both her law degree, and her Bachelor of Arts degree (Plan II), from the University of Texas.
Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Professor, Associate Dean
Dr. Griffy-Brown is a tenured full-professor at Pepperdine University who has trained hundreds of executives in the areas of business innovation leveraging digital systems, analytics, and optimizing cyber risk. She is a seasoned board member, and currently serves as a Director on two Corporate Boards and two non-profit boards as well as the California Technology Council. She has experience serving on Risk, Audit, Governance, and Strategy Committees. She provides board leadership in digital marketing and cyber security. Charla has worked with business leaders and executives to deploy a risk-based approach cyber security working with leaders in organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Paramount Pictures, and Nintendo. Her research on emerging technologies, digital innovation, and risk has been funded by a Denny Endowment, an SAP University Alliance Grant, the Pacific TelecommunicationsCommission, the Rothschild Research Endowment, and the Graziadio School of Business Funds for Excellence. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Technology in Society.
Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Griffy-Brown also served as an associate professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 2012 she served as a Visiting Fellow at Tsinghua University in China and Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. In 2017, she was a visiting fellow at Jyvlaskyla University in Finland. She was an invited guest speaker for the US State Department in the area of emerging technologies and development. She has also worked with NASA, the European Commission, and the UN Global Environmental Facility.