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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
7:15-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am

Opening General Session

  • Welcome Remarks 
    Ed Boss, Riteks, Inc.; NACD Annual Meeting Chairman
  • Staying a Step Ahead in an Uncertain World
    Mark King, Taco Bell

Less than a year into his tenure as CEO of Taco Bell Corp. in 2020, Mark King was required to pivot into crisis mode when COVID-19 restrictions were mandated. As always, he focused on people, insisting that the safety of employees and customers was the top priority. Required to close all but drive-through traffic, it took some quick maneuvering just to remain open -- resorting to hand-lettered signs when printed banners were in short supply -- let alone to thrive during difficult times.

9:00-11:30 am Spouse & Guest Networking Breakfast - Wineglass Painting
9:30 am-9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
  • Legislative & Regulatory Update 
    Eric Byer and Jennifer Gibson, NACD

NACD's President and CEO Eric Byer and NACD's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson provided an update on how midterm elections could impact the regulator and legislative landscape. Download the slides here.

  • What’s the Secret to a Powerful Brand? (Hint: It May Not Be What You Think!)
    Paige Cardwell, CSG Creative and Rian Chandler-Dovis, Brand Federation

The last few years have provided time and opportunity for companies to take a closer look at their brand and its role in a changing world. Companies need to assess whether their current brand purpose and presence is holding up to the needs of today’s customer. Paige and Rian provided guidance on how to take a strategic approach to defining, honing, and crafting a meaningful brand presence. Attendees learned how to think differently about what brand really means and how seeing their brand through a different lens could make a meaningful impact on their business. Download the slides here.

11:30 am-4:30 pm Annual Golf Outing - Steele Canyon Golf Club
1:00-5:00 pm

Optional Tour #1 - Kayak the Caves


1:00-5:00 pm

Optional Tour #2 - Harbor and Old Town San Diego Tour


6:00-7:00 pm Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
7:00-8:00 am

Beach Yoga

7:15-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 am General Session
  • Chairman's Remarks
    Kurt Hettinga, Superior; NACD Chairman of the Board
  • Never Give an Inch: A Fireside Chat with 70th Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
    Mike Pompeo, Former U.S. Secretary of State (2018–2021), Former Director of CIA (2017–2018)

NACD President and CEO, Eric Byer, had a conversation with the only person in history to serve both as our nation's top diplomat and top spy. Eric discussed the challenges and opportunities facing our nation and the world with someone who was in the middle of it all for four years.

10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
  • Supply Chain in Crisis – The Latest Developments & How You Can Meet the Challenge
    Eric Byer, NACD and Mark Baxa, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

As the global supply chain continues to present unprecedented challenges for NACD member companies with escalating delays, Eric Byer and Mark Baxa provided Annual Meeting attendees with updates about the latest developments in the supply chain crisis.

  • Pick Up The Phone & Sell: How to Create Predictable Sales Growth in a Slowing Economy
    Alex Goldfayn, The Revenue Growth Consultancy

WSJ Bestselling Author and revenue growth consultant Alex Goldfayn’s clients’ add an average of 15 - 30% new sales annually. In this presentation, he took attendees through exactly how to do this by focusing on the most effective but most avoided selling tool of them all: the telephone! Alex taught attendees how to create a sales mindset of optimism, confidence and boldness, so that theirr team can systematically communicate and proactively communicate with customers and prospects.

11:30 am-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm

Optional Tour #3 - Catamaran Excursion


1:00-5:00 pm

Optional Tour #4 - Little Italy Walking Tour


2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Teddy Total Takeover Community Service Event


6:00-9:30 pm

Networking Reception and Dinner - Sports Theme


Thursday, November 10, 2022
7:00-8:00 am Beach Spin
7:45-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 am NACD Annual Business Meeting and Awards
9:15-9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45-10:45 am

Harnessing Headwinds - Successfully Navigating Change & Adversity
Nicole Malachowski, U.S. Air Force (RET.) 

Leaders across every industry and experience level share one thing in common: to be successful they need to effectively navigate failure, organizational change, and the unknown. Like headwinds to a pilot, these perceived barriers can force you to change direction, cost you momentum, and even take away options. These headwinds can feel confusing, disorienting, and downright uncomfortable. However, with the right mindset, anyone can learn to harness the energy of these headwinds in their personal favor, and to the favor of their teams and organizations..

10:45-11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30-1:45 pm

Closing Luncheon

Preparing for Change
Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics

2022 is winding down, and it is time to prepare for the challenges, ongoing uncertainties, and opportunities of 2023. Alan explored consumer trends and market opportunities, pricing issues, labor constraints, and production costs. With each topic, Alan included practical business responses, tactics, and strategies in order to maximize market potential and company preparedness. Download the presentation here.



Diamond Corporate Sponsor
& Strategic Partner



Platinum Corporate &
NACD Program Sponsor



Platinum Corporate

Chemformation SkyBitz 

Gold Corporate


Silver Corporate


Platinum Sustaining

Harcros Univar

Gold Sustaining

Azelis Brainerdchemceed Chemisphere PVS RiteksSuperiorTRIwebb  

Silver Sustaining

 acmechemgroupchemgroup   chemserv   cci  first   Lintech Norfox sealand   whitaker
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