Afternoon Breakout Session 2 | Building Internal Relationships: Compliance Connections that Make a Difference – Cohesion Among GCs, Investor Relations and Corporate Secretaries

Driving external awareness of corporate governance externally is often in the hands of Investor Relations teams with the directive of instilling confidence in its shareholders through greater transparency, clear communication on company standards, and responsible control of company leadership. GCs and Corporate Secretaries have a critical role to play in this process. And compliance is one of the core attributes that can help connect all the dots when it comes to best practices in risk management and adherence to company values and policies. None of this can be orchestrated without an alignment of interests across all parties with a continuous focus on relationship building. Hear from a dynamic panel representing each core leadership role as they share tips on developing a cohesive strategy internally that will resonate both inside and outside the organization.


  • Brian Miller, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AES Corporation

Brian Miller (2)

  • Darla Stuckey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

Darla Stuckey Photo 2015

  • James Zappa, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CHS Inc.


  • Richard Watts, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer and Secretary, Granite Construction