May 03, 2016 10:34 AM ET


Company Overview of The Conference Board, Inc.

Company Overview

The Conference Board, Inc. (TCB) is a non-profit business research organization. The organization convenes conferences, forecasts, assesses trends, and publishes the economic indicators for the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Japan, and Korea. It also produces the Consumer Confidence Index, the Help-Wanted Index, and corporate economic management reports. TCB focuses on issues that include corporate citizenship, corporate governance, economics, human resource, marketing and communication, and strategy and planning. The organization’s members include more than 2500 companies. It has strategic alliances with The Center For Creative Leadership, The Conference Board of C...

845 Third Avenue

Floor 2

New York, NY 10022-6679

United States

Founded in 1916





Key Executives for The Conference Board, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Trustee
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Economist, Head of Research and Senior Vice President
Age: 54
Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and India
Managing Director of Human Capital
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Conference Board, Inc. Key Developments

The Conference Board Elects Jack A. Hockema as Board of Trustees

The Conference Board announced the election of Jack A. Hockema, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaiser Aluminum, to its board of trustees. Mr. Hockema served as President of Kaiser Aluminum from October 2001 to December 2015. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and President of Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products.

The Conference Board Governance Center Appoints Douglas K. Chia as Executive Director

The Conference Board Governance Center announced that Douglas K. Chia will join as Executive Director of the company, effective February 2016. In this role, Mr. Chia will lead the Center in its work in the public interest to provide organizations with knowledge and thought leadership on key issues of corporate governance. He is replacing Donna Dabney, who is retiring. Chia presently serves as Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Johnson & Johnson.

The Conference Board Announces Executive Changes

The Conference Board announced Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and CEO, TIAA-CREF, has been elected Chairman of the board of trustees. Mr. Ferguson succeeds Alan M. Dachs, President and CEO of the Fremont Group, who served as chairman for five years. Mr. Dachs will assume the role of Chair Emeritus. Ilene S. Gordon, Chairman, President and CEO, Ingredion Incorporated, has been elected vice chair of the board of trustees.

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