NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Leading Change - Board and Investor Perspectives (JULY 19)

July 19, 2016
Los Angeles, CA



Discussion topics to include:


  • California’s low-carbon policies – what will they mean for the California economy, the electric grid, transportation, renewable energy, and residential and commercial construction
  • Electric power industry transformation - assessing the strategic implications it means for Southern California Edison and new business development
  • Cyber security - what are some of the threats facing us and is the electric grid as vulnerable as some suggest?
  • Energy market dynamics - how are the dynamics of oil and natural gas prices interacting with California and national environmental policies?
  • Managing through Board succession – what skills and capabilities were needed to recruit and manage through succession, what experiences were needed, and how they were identified and recruited
  • Shareholder accountability – engaging with thought leaders on the buy-side and sell-side, ensuring consistency of message, credibility, accountability for performance and sharing investor perspectives with the Board

Location and Time


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

12:00 pm:  Registration / Networking
12:30 pm:  Lunch / Program
2:00 pm:    Program End

Speaker Spotlight


Ted Craver

Theodore (Ted) F. Craver, Jr., is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and subsidiaries that are competitive businesses engaged in generation, delivery or use of electricity. Craver was elected chairman and chief executive officer in August 2008, and president in April 2008. Craver was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Group from January 2005 to April 2008. Before that, he was executive vice president of parent company Edison International, and held the position of chief financial officer and treasurer from January 2000 through December 2004. Before joining Edison in 1996, Craver served as executive vice president and corporate treasurer of First Interstate Bancorp from 1991 to 1996. In that role, he was responsible for corporate development, treasury, and sales and trading of investment and insurance products. While at First Interstate, Craver also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the wholesale banking subsidiary from 1986 to 1991. Before joining First Interstate, he spent four years with Bankers Trust Company of New York and seven years with Security Pacific National Bank in various capital markets sales and trading capacities. Craver serves on the Board and is past chairman of the Edison Electric Institute. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Twelfth District. Craver is also on the Board of Trustees of the Autry National Center, the California Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Craver was awarded the Edison Electric Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award in January 2016, recognizing his significant contributions and commitment to the electric power industry. He was named 2014 Large Utility CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine. Craver earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from the University of Southern California.

David Rosenblum

David Rosenblum is a member of the Board of Directors of Hanmi Financial (Nasdaq: HAFC) and its subsidiary Hanmi Bank. He is also a partner in Sage Partners LLC and an advisor to a well known private equity firm. Until his retirement in May 2013, he was a senior leader and board member of Deloitte Consulting LLP, a $5.2 billion professional services firm with operations in the US, Mexico and India. From 2010 to 2013, while serving as National Managing Director of Consulting Corporate Development, Mr. Rosenblum established and led Deloitte Consulting’s first formal corporate development function. From a standing start, he built a team that established acquisition priorities, screened over 200 potential transactions, closed nine acquisitions and one divestiture, and drove successful integration of businesses that added $525 million in revenue to Deloitte Consulting during its 2014 fiscal year. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Rosenblum held a number of general management roles in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations (S&O) business, including Chief Operating Officer and interim National Managing Director. During this period, Mr. Rosenblum also led the redesign and implementation of a new performance management system for Deloitte Consulting’s entire principal/director population. Over his nearly 34 year career with Deloitte Consulting, Mr. Rosenblum advised clients in a wide range of industries, particularly health care and financial services, on issues related to strategy, M&A, divestitures/restructurings and financial management. His experience includes serving as interim Chief Financial Officer for a major client. He has significant international experience, with a particular focus on India and Mexico. In addition to serving on the board of Hanmi Financial, Mr. Rosenblum is currently President of the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California Chapter, a partner in Sage Partners LLC and member of the Board of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, The California Club, the Audit Committee Roundtable of Orange County, and previously served as Chairman of the Echo Foundation, as a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Consulting LLP and as a Trustee of Wesleyan University. Mr. Rosenblum received a BA in Economics from Wesleyan, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Wharton. Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting in 1979, he was a Financial Analyst with Ford Motor Company.

Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham is vice president for Investor Relations for Edison International. He is responsible for communications with investors and securities analysts. Cunningham joined Edison International in 2007. Previously, he was vice president of investor relations for AES Corporation, based in Arlington, Va., one of the world’s largest global power companies. Before joining AES in 2004, Cunningham spent 20 years with Union Carbide Corporation and then its spin-off, Praxair Inc. He began his Union Carbide career in federal government relations in Washington, D.C. and subsequently held treasury positions in project finance and corporate finance in the Danbury, Ct., headquarters. He established the Praxair investor relations program. Cunningham also held positions leading corporate strategic planning, business development and marketing for a $1 billion distribution subsidiary, and then the subsidiary’s regional distribution business in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. He also served as Assistant Treasurer responsible for Praxair’s capital allocation and investment due diligence process, pension fund management, and Asia corporate and project finance. Cunningham began his career with the U.S. Government and conducted metallurgical research at the U.S. Department of Interior and helped administer water quality programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A native of Washington, D.C., Cunningham holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Maryland and a master of management degree from Northwestern University.



Question about this Event?

Contact Anne Ettley
Southern California Chapter
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