Edward A. Brennan Forum on Corporate Governance

Edward Brennan Forum

Chicago's leading annual forum on issues of corporate governance has since 2005 brought together internationally renowned scholars and business leaders to discuss issues facing today's corporate boards, including diversity in the boardroom, executive compensation, and government regulation of Wall Street.

Moderated by Charles M. Elson, director of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at University of Delaware, past panelists include:

  • Adela Cepeda, President, A.C. Advisory, Inc. 
  • Donna Zarcone, Presdent and CEO of The Economic Club of Chicago
  • John Dempsey, Partner, Mercer
  • John Canning, chairman of Madison Dearborn Partners and chair of Exelon's compensation committee
  • Claudia Allen, co-chair of the corporate governance practice at the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
  • John Rogers, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments
  • John Rowe, former CEO of Exelon Corporation
  • Christine A. Edwards, partner, Winston & Strawn
  • Eileen Kamerick, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Houlihan Lokey
  • Carol J. Ward, vice president and corporate secretary of Kraft Foods
  • Carol Lavin Bernick, CEO, Polished Nickel Capital Management
  • Cheryl Mayberry-McKissack, CEO, Nia Enterprises & COO, Johnson Publishing