Risk Conference to Host Ex-Homeland Security Czar

Corporate Governance Institute Event to Focus on Managing Global Uncertainty

Sept. 12, 2008

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge will top the program of featured speakers Oct. 1 at the UT Dallas 2008 Corporate Governance conference, “Risk Management for Globally Interconnected Enterprises.”

Sponsored by UT Dallas’ Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, the event will take place in the School of Management Building located at the southeast corner of University Parkway and Drive A on the UT Dallas campus.

Ridge will discuss today’s risk-centric environment and how companies and organizations can minimize those risks in favor of greater global resiliency and security.

Joining him on the program will be two other keynoters, James C. Oberwetter, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Reatha Clark King, director of ExxonMobil and former General Mills president and board chair. Mr. Oberwetter will discuss risk factors and management in the Middle East and Central Asia.  Dr. King will talk about the impact of risk on global strategy.

Other guests will include:

  • Paul Dickerson, chief operating officer for the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Angelina Kwan, director and chief operating officer, Southeast Asia, Cantor Fitzgerald.
  • Jose Guimaraes Monforte, chief executive officer for the Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute.

In addition, a panel discussion will feature Jeffrey Armitage, senior risk manager, Fannie Mae; Trent Gazzaway, national managing partner of corporate governance, Grant Thornton; Dennis McGuffie, vice president of Audit Services for Tenet Healthcare; Stephen Wagner, national managing partner of corporate governance for Deloitte and Touche; and Mary O’Connor, partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld.

The one-day conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.  Registration is $495. For more information, call Sharon Foster, 972-883-4925, or visit http://som.utdallas.edu/centers/iecg/.

Media Contacts: Patricia Schoch, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6298, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge, the former U.S. secretary of homeland security, will speak Oct. 1 as a guest of the UT Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.

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