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In the course of his distinguished career, Edward A. Brennan served as chairman and CEO of Sears, Roebuck, & Company, and as a director on the boards of some of America’s leading companies, including 3M, American Airlines, Exelon, and McDonald’s.

In recognition of Ed Brennan’s commitment to strong and successful board leadership, Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business established the annual Edward A. Brennan Forum on Corporate Governance. This event gathers business leaders and industry experts to discuss trends and issues affecting corporate governance, their implications, and possible responses.

The event is moderated by Charles Elson, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.

Recent Panelists ("The Changing Face of America's Boardrooms," 2019)
  • Adela Cepeda, Managing Director at PFM; Board member at BMO Financial Corp., UBS Funds, Morgan Stanley Pathway Funds; Chair at Mercer Mutual Funds
  • Michelle Collins, President at Cambium LLC; Board member at Ulta Beauty, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, CIBC Bank US, and Health Care Service Corporation
  • Deborah L. DeHaas, Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness at Deloitte; Board of Directors at World Business Chicago; Board Vice Chair at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago; Trustee at Northwestern University and University of Denver
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Ariel Investments; Board of Directors at McDonald's, NIKE, and The New York Times Company