Fireside Chat: Mastering the Relationship Between CFOs and Boards of Directors

  • Building a deeper understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and viewpoints of CFOs and Boards in guiding organizations forward 
  • What do Boards and CFOs need from each other to achieve their objectives? How should Finance leaders best prepare and organize themselves to engage with a Board on a productive, ongoing basis? 
  • Discussing how the role of the CFO within large organizations is evolving, and how those changes impact long-standing status quos and accepted wisdoms about the CFO-Board relationship 
  • Illustrating best practices and lessons learned based on real-world examples of exceptional Finance leadership 

Teri List
Board Member & Retired CFO
Gap Inc. 

Teri most recently served as CFO at Gap Inc. where she oversaw the finance and accounting, real estate, and information technology organizations, as well interim oversight of supply chain. Teri previously served as the executive VP and CFO of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. Before this, she served as executive VP and CFO at Kraft Foods Group where she led the finance and accounting, information services and business process excellence organizations. Teri also participated in a two-year fellowship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She serves on the boards and audit committees of Microsoft, Danaher Corporation and Double Verify, including as Chair at Double Verify. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Michigan University and is a certified public accountant (inactive).