How to Wow Your Board – Insights for CFOs

Fireside Chat with Christa Steele, experienced public company CEO, Corporate board member, and National Association of Corporate Directors member, moderated by Susan Burchiel, SISCO, CFO of Sutter Health, Executive Director - Risk Finance and FEI Sacramento Chapter President

Finance leaders often struggle with communication of financial statistics and performance metrics to their organization’s board of directors.  Striking a balance between objective number-crunching and interesting story-telling is definitely a challenge. Come and hear from Christa Steele, experienced public company CEO, Corporate board member, and National Association of Corporate Directors member on how the role of the CFO is changing with political uncertainty, digital disruption, and increasing regulatory complexity. Christa will share strategies on ways finance leaders can ready themselves within the board room and organization.

Attendees can expect to learn:
  • Tips on how to improve presentation of financials in the board room.
  • How CFOs must become strategic business partners, leading the development of new business models and contributing to performance and growth.
  • How to prepare for the future of the board room with blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud and digital disruption initiatives.
  • Strengthening relationships in and out of the board room.

Evening Agenda
  • 5:00 pm – Networking   
  • 5:45 pm – Dinner
  • 6:00 pm – General Announcements and Introductions
  • 6:30 pm – Speaker Presentation, including Q&A
  • 7:30 pm – Closing Remarks/Networking

Attire for this event is business casual.


Christa Steele

Experienced Public Company CEO, Corporate board member and Professional Speaker


1.00 CPE




Personal Development, Non-technical



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