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Corporate Board Preparedness Series Session #2: Navigating a Corporate Board Interview, Monday ,October 24, 2022 (Zoom)
Monday, October 24, 2022, 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM EST
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Corporate Board Preparedness Series (Sessions 1 & 2)

Session #2: Navigating a Corporate Board Interview

 Monday, October 24, 2022

Presented by The Corporate Board Committee 


Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 4:45 - 6:30pm

Login and networking: 4:45

Program and Q&A 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

You will receive the dial-in information when you register 

Reg and School St Members: No charge
Associate Members: No charge
Non-Members: $35

Register no later than:
Friday, October 21, 2022


The appeal of board service can provide a rewarding career experience. However, board searches today are highly specific and getting on your first board may take planning, patience, and perseverance. It’s critical that you prepare for the interviews so that the board can see the value you can bring.

In this second in our Board Preparedness series, you will have an opportunity to hear from experienced board members Fran Phillips and Ellen Richstone about how they approach finding and securing board positions. Join the discussion to learn about the dos and don’ts of board interviews.

You do not need to have attended the first session to attend this one. If you missed our first session, Defining Your Value on a Board, you can find it in The Boston Club video archives.


Fran Philip

Fran has 17 years of experience as a corporate board member. Her board service runs from start ups to large companies and covers both private and public boards. She also has extensive experience with family owned and founder led businesses. Fran currently sits on three public boards: Vera Bradley, Vista Outdoor and Coats. Traded on the FTSE 250, Coats is the world’s largest and oldest industrial thread company. She also currently sits on two private boards, Totes-Isotoner and Sea Bags, of which she is a co-owner. Fran spent her career in specialty retailing, most recently as Chief Merchandising Officer for ten years at L.L. Bean.



Ellen B. Richstone has been on Boards for over 18 years. Her board experience ranges from micro caps up to S&P 500 in size).   Her operating background is as a former Fortune 500 CFO and former CEO of a private company.  She is currently on the board of three public companies.

Ellen’s value adds to Boards:  Financial Expert; Technology and Manufacturing; Global Business and M&A.

Ellen is also on the Board of National Association of Corporate Directors (New England) and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the highest governance level from NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).  She also received the first annual Distinguished Director Award from the American College of Corporate Directors, comprising 1700 public company directors nationwide.



Reg and School St Members: No Charge*
Associate Members: No Charge
Non-Members: $35

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* PLEASE NOTE:  For this event, reservations and cancellations will be accepted until 4:00pm, Friday, October 21, 2022



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