- Rick Schepp -
Chief Administrative Officer - Kohl's Corporation
Richard Schepp, Chief Administrative Officer, oversees Kohl's Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management and Compliance, Real Estate and Business Development functions.
Schepp joined Kohl’s in 2000 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel/Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2001 and Senior Executive Vice President in 2011. In 2013, he became Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel/Secretary. He was promoted to the principal officer position of Chief Administrative Officer in 2015.
Prior to joining Kohl's, Schepp, a 23-year retail veteran, served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel/Secretary for Shopko. He began his career as an attorney for Quarles & Brady, LLP.
- Steve Thomas -
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer - Kohl's Corporation
Steve Thomas, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, oversees Kohl’s Enterprise Risk Services, Risk Management, Import / Social Compliance, Pricing Compliance and Government Affairs functions.
Thomas joined Kohl’s in 1998 as Director – Legal Department. He was promoted three times including to Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in 2007. In 2014, Thomas was promoted to Chief Risk and Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Kohl’s, Thomas, 21-year retail veteran, served as Senior Attorney for Shopko. He began his legal career with a local Green Bay law firm.
- The past, present and future of Kohl's Corporation
- Employee engagement & retention
- Enterprise risk management: how to attack & mitigate risk
Professional Development Session - Part 1
Presented by Grant Thornton
Topic: The CFO’s Role in Cyber Security
The threats to data privacy and data security are fierce and continuously evolving. In a recent study from Grant Thornton LLP and Financial Executives Research Foundation, research reveals that CFOs play a critical role in keeping organizations secure from these threats. From establishing an effective cybersecurity program to interfacing with the board, their responsibilities are crucial to the success of the business.
- Johnny Lee -
Managing Director, Forensic and Valuation Services
Grant Thornton (Atlanta, GA)
Johnny Lee is a forensic investigator, management consultant, and attorney, specializing in data analytics, computer forensics, and electronic discovery in support of investigations and litigation. He also provides advisory services to companies working to address complex data governance and records / information management issues.
Johnny is a frequent speaker, panelist, and contributor on issues involving CyberSecurity, eDiscovery, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, Records and Information Management, and the effective use (and risk management) of Information Technology. Johnny received his Juris Doctorate from the Georgia State University College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. In 2000, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, where he maintains an active law license.
He has delivered solutions in both the public and private sector on the effective mitigation of business, compliance, and litigation risk to Law Firms; General Counsel; Boards of Directors; Audit Committees; and Chief Financial, Compliance, and Operations executives. He has led project teams across a variety of industries, including advanced technology, software, communications, private equity / venture capital, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retail, construction, transportation,
Professional Development Session - Part 2
Panel Discussion Presented by Grant Thornton,
Godfrey & Kahn and Aon
Topic: Cyber Security Issues
Join Grant Thornton, Godfrey & Kahn and Aon for an interactive panel discussion on practical recommendations for CFOs to improve cybersecurity and data privacy within their organizations, and best practices for preparing for and responding to a breach.
Panel Discussion Moderator
- Gene Cahill -
Partner - Forensic, Investigative and Dispute Services
Grant Thornton (Chicago, IL)
Gene Cahill is a Partner in the Forensic, Investigative & Dispute Services practice in the Chicago office of Grant Thornton LLP. Gene has worked on behalf of clients and Audit Committees, advising them on global fraud and anti-corruption matters. He has assisted management and Special Committees of boards of directors with comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential fraud, bribery and corruption related risks. He has assisted corporations in developing and enhancing their anti-corruption compliance programs to meet regulatory requirements and internal corporate mandates. Gene has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries, with specific focus on the manufacturing, distribution and services industries.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Certified Public Accounting (CPA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
Center for Conflict Resolution Board Member
Gene earned his bachelor of science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
- Johnny Lee -
Managing Director, Forensic and Valuation Services
Grant Thornton (Atlanta, GA)
Please see Johnny's Biography Above.
- Sean O’D. Bosack -
Shareholder, Litigation Practice Group
Godfrey & Kahn (Milwaukee, WI)
Sean O'D. Bosack is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Since joining the firm in 1997, Sean has focused his practice on complex business and corporate civil and criminal litigation. Sean devotes a substantial portion of his practice representing corporations conducting internal investigations involving various forms of fraud and corporate governance issues, and representing corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal matters in industries including health care, financial services, securities, manufacturing and construction, and parallel civil and regulatory proceedings that often follow. Sean also has significant trial experience representing institutional investors and financial services firms in federal jury trials and arbitrations. Sean represents clients on a wide variety of complex civil litigation matters including corporate governance, securities fraud, shareholder disputes, bank fraud, RICO, complex contract disputes, commercial torts, trade secrets, unfair competition, and disputes arising under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law and the Lanham Act before federal and state courts and in arbitrations.
Sean is an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School teaching a course on Capital Markets, and frequently serves as a guest lecturer for evidence and professional responsibility classes speaking on topics including expert evidence and corporate internal investigations.
Sean graduated from Marquette University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1997 where he served as Executive Editor of the Marquette Law Review. Sean earned a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University in 1990. Sean is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Sean is a co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation, Committee on Corporate Counsel, Subcommittee on Corporation Governance; a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin; the Milwaukee Bar Association; the Seventh Circuit Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the American Inns of Court; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.
- Andrew Laubmeier -
Broker, Professional Risk Solutions
Aon Risk Solutions (Chicago, IL)
Andrew Laubmeier is an Errors & Omissions and Cyber Liability Broker on Aon’s Professional Risk Solutions Team. Based in Chicago, Andrew works on behalf of Aon’s clients to secure favorable coverage on their E&O and Cyber Liability Programs with key insurance markets. While his clients range in industry, scope and complexity, his particular focus is middle market organizations. His responsibilities include coverage analysis, client education, risk assessment, market relationship management and policy negotiation.
Andrew has been with Aon since November of 2011 and has a BA degree from the University of Minnesota.
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October 20, 2015 Chapter Meeting: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Professional Development Session = Computer Science; Keynote Speaker Session = Computer Science; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Session = 2.5; Keynote
Speaker = 1.5.
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