Board Leadership Journal, November/December 2020
Pat Ackerman is chair of Milwaukee Women inc., and senior vice president of investor relations, corporate responsibility and sustainability, and treasurer at A.O. Smith Corporation. In this article, Pat presents insights and observations from a recent panel discussion focused on corporate board efforts to navigate the chaos and uncertainty businesses face due to the COVID‐19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis.
Following are key insights from the conversation between Cigdem Oktem, regional leader of EY’s Center for Board Matters, who served as moderator, along with MWi members:
- Michelle Kumbier– former chief operating officer of Harley‐Davidson. She currently serves on the board of Abbott Labs.
- Mara Swan – retired EVP of global strategy and talent at ManpowerGroup and former chief people officer at Molson Coors. She currently sits on the board of BrightView Landscapes, GOJO Industries and Uline.
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To read EY’s full report highlighting key priorities for boards in 2020, visit https://www.ey.com/en_us/board‐matters/eight‐priorities‐for‐boards‐in‐2020 or read the following article for further insights — https://milwaukeewomeninc.org/board‐agenda‐2020‐eight‐priorities‐for‐boards‐as‐they‐tackle‐the‐covid‐19‐crisis/.