The 9th Annual CFO Forum

Agenda for CFO Forum 2019

This agenda is subject to change. Additional details coming soon.

Day 1: Monday Evening (April 8, 2019)

Gleacher Center, Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60611

 
Registration and Welcome Reception
5:30 pm
6th Floor
 
Dinner at Gleacher Center
6:30 pm
Room 621
Welcome
 

Richard F. Westenberger, ’96
Executive Vice President and CFO
Carter’s, Inc.

7:20 pm
Keynote Conversation
 

Randy Kroszner
Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Patricia L. Kampling, ’91
Chairman, President & CEO
Alliant Energy Corporation

8:00 pm
Q&A
8:15 pm
Closing Remarks
 

Raymond G. Young, ’86
EVP and CFO
ADM

 
Cocktails and Conversation at Gleacher Center
8:20pm
Room 621

Day 2: Tuesday (April 9, 2019)

Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60611

 
Breakfast and CFO Networking
8:00 am
Room 250 Lounge
 
Opening Remarks
8:55 am
Room 200

Richard F. Westenberger, ’96
Executive Vice President and CFO
Carter’s, Inc.

 
Session 1: Economic Outlook and Global Challenges in 2019
9:00 am
Room 200

Randall S. Kroszner
Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Brent Neiman
Professor of Economics
Chicago Booth

 
Group Photo
10:15 am
Room 200
10:30 am
Break
 
Session 2: Capital Allocation and Investment Models
10:45 am
Room 200

Moderator
Steven Neil Kaplan
Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Panelists

  • Kathy Mikells, ’94 · CFO, Diageo
  • John Olin, ’91 · SVP & CFO, Harley-Davidson
 
Lunch & Session 3
Noon
Room 621
12:30 pm
Recruiting and Retention (Session 3 Part 1)
 

Marianne Bertrand
Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

12:45 pm
Company Finance: Students' Perspectives (Session 3 Part 2)
 

Moderator
Julie Morton
Associate Dean of Career Services and Corporate Relations

1:45 pm
Break
 
Session 4: US - China Relationship
2:00 pm
Room 200

Moderator
Chang-Tai Hsieh
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar

Panelists

  • Ed Lam, ’97 · CFO, Li & Fung
  • Richard F. Westenberger, ’96 · Executive Vice President and CFO, Carters, Inc.
  • Zhiguo He · Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth
3:15 pm
Break
 
Session 5: The Role of the Corporation
3:30 pm
Room 200

Ellen Beatty, ’90
CFO, VP & Treasurer
The Aerospace Corporation

Luigi Zingales
Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

Marianne Bertrand
Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

 
Closing Remarks
4:45 pm
Room 200

Raymond G. Young, ’86
EVP and CFO
ADM