VIRTUAL | UMKC Presents: Expectations for Board Service
Serving on a board can be incredibly rewarding. As a board member, you can have a tremendous positive impact on initiatives that are important to you, expand your network, and tackle interesting challenges -- but this also comes with significant responsibility. Failing to properly fulfill your role can lead to negative consequences for the organization and your reputation. Before you join a board, it's important to understand the expectations of board service and how to be a good director.
During this panel discussion you will:
Learn about the different types of boards
Understand what the expectations are for board members
Discover opportunities for board service that you may not have been aware of before
MEET THE PANELISTS:
Jeanie Latz, J.D. is a board and governance consultant to publicly held boards. Latz serves as a board member of the American Association of University Women and has chaired multiple local not-for-profit boards including American Red Cross, Powell Botanical Gardens, UMKC Women’s Council & Madam President Camp.
Patricia Macdonald is a not-for-profit and philanthropy specialist and DEI strategist. MacDonald has experience as a director on many not-for-profit boards including the Kansas City Ballet, Missouri Arts Foundation, and Community Builders of Kansas City as well as several advisory boards.
Wendy Doyle is the President and CEO of United WE, with her own Board of Directors focused on increasing gender equity of boards and commissions. Doyle oversees the United WE Appointment Project which places women on civic boards and commissions.
Jennifer Ingraham is a philanthropy and not-for-profit leader and advisor. Ingraham is a commissioner on the Missouri Community Service Commission and has been a director on not-for-profit boards including Coterie Theater; United WE; American Red Cross; Girl Scouts; and Madam President Camp.
Margaret Latshaw is a board advisor and governance expert. Latshaw serves as a board member of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (leading national organization for Board members) and has been a board member for several private companies in the real estate, entertainment & hospitality industries.
Thomas Tryon is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics. Tryon has served on multiple local and national professional boards, chapters and committees including American Academy of Pediatricians. Tryon also serves as board member and secretary of the of Urgent Care Association.