NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Chairman's Spotlight - A Conversation with Maggie Wilderotter

February 16, 2016
Los Angeles, CA



The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Southern California Chapter, and the National Investor Relations Institute - Los Angeles, is proud to present the Executive Chairman of the nation's sixth largest local exchange carrier, that in seven years has increased its revenues 2.5 times.  Moderating this conversation will be Larraine Segil, a seasoned director, CEO, entrepreneur, and author.

Location and Time


The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and Discussion

Speaker Spotlight


Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications

Maggie Wilderotter was named Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications in April 2015. She became Chairman and CEO of Frontier in January 2006. She joined the company in November 2004 as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Before this, she was Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy and ran the Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft.

Previously, Maggie was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., leading efforts to develop low-cost, end-to-end e-commerce systems. Before that, her positions included Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division, and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.

Maggie serves on the boards of DreamWorks Animation, Juno Therapeutics, Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corporation as well as a number of private and non-profit organizations.

Maggie served on the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). From October 2010 to October 2012, she was Vice Chairman of NSTAC and from October, 2012 to November 2014 she was designated Chairman of NSTAC.

Maggie is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of leading the largest U.S headquartered companies. She chairs the BRT's Internet, Technology and Innovation Committee. She is Co-Chair of The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Catalyst Board of Directors; on the Board of Women in America, and a member of the Committee of 200. In 2014, she chaired the Blue Ribbon Committee on Board Strategy for NACD and is a member of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD).

Maggie holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. In 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, honoris causa, from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Larraine Segil, NACD Southern California


Larraine Segil joined the Frontier Communications Corporation Board of Directors in March 2005. She is a senior research fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin; a member of the Price Center Entrepreneurs Board of Advisors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management; Chairman of The Committee of 200 Foundation and Vice Chairman of The Committee of 200 Governing Board; and a former member of the board of the Los Angeles Technology Alliance. From January 2009 to December 2010, Larraine served on the board of the Strategic Alliances Advisory Group for the Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) Group of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Larraine has been Chief Executive Officer of Larraine Segil Inc. (formerly Larraine Segil Productions, Inc.) since 1987 and of Little Farm Company, an agricultural holding company, since 2009. She also consults with entrepreneurial companies on global strategy, general management and operations. From 2003 until December 2006, she was a Partner of Vantage Partners, a strategic alliances and conflict resolution consulting group. Larraine was a Partner and Co-Founder of The Lared Group, a strategic alliances consulting group, until its acquisition by Vantage in 2003.

Larraine has authored multiple business books including Intelligent Business Alliances, Fast Alliance, Dynamic Leader, Adaptive Organization and Measuring the Value of Partnering. Business Week and The Corporate Strategy Board have recognized Larraine as an expert in alliances. She has been a commentator for CNN and CNBC on alliances, mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Larraine was Chief Executive Officer of an advanced materials company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers. She has co-founded and run companies in mortgage banking and medical services, and previously practiced law. Larraine received a J.D. from Southwestern University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.



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