Stephen A. Odland

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Conference Board, Inc.

Stephen A. Odland

Stephen A. Odland

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Conference Board, Inc.

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Ahold USA, Inc.
The Conference Board, Inc.
Committee for Economic Development

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Cardinal Health, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at RW2 Enterprises LLC

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at State Street Corporation

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Director at PERSOL Holdings Co., Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Kaiser Aluminum Corp.

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President, Chief Operating Officer & Director at Laredo Aero Center, Inc.

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Chief Human Resource Officer at General Nutrition Centers, Inc.

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President at The GailFosler Group LLC

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Stephen A. Odland
President & Chief Executive Officer at The Conference Board, Inc.
Bachelor in Business Administration

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

Master's in Management

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Career History
Senior Advisor
2016 - Current

Peter J. Solomon Co. provides investment advisory services. The company offers corporate finance, restructuring, private financings, merger and acquisitions services. It also offers services to the retail, wholesale, catalogue distribution, consumer products, healthcare and media industries. Peter J. Solomon Co. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in New York City, NY

President & Chief Executive Officer
2015 - Current

The Conference Board, Inc. is a membership organization working for the public interests. It creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses in their performance and to better serve the society. The firm publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and facilitates learning by creating communities of interest that bring together senior executives from around the world. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

2010 - Current

No Labels is an American political organization based in the United States, composed of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, whose mission is to usher in a new era of focused problem solving in American politics. No Labels is a movement that includes citizens, current and former members of Congress, state and local officials, and business, union, nonprofit and student leaders from across the political spectrum who advocate a new politics of problem solving. The group’s core mission is to organize leaders and citizens across America who want elected officials in Washington to give up their all-or-nothing partisan approach to politics and focus on solving the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2005 - 2010

Office Depot, Inc. engages in the provision of office products, services, supplies, and technology solutions. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Business Solutions, and CompuCom. The Retail segment involves in selling merchandise through chain of office supply stores and offers products and services in the categories of supplies, technology, and furniture and other. The Business Solutions segment trades branded and private branded products and services and provides copy and print services. The CompuCom segment comprises procurement, installation, and managing the life cycle of hardware and software businesses; and offers information technology (IT) support services including remote help desk, data centers, and on-site IT professionals. The company was founded by F. Patrick Sher, Stephen Dougherty, and Jack Kopkin in March 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Member, Board of Trustees

Committee for Economic Development, part of The Conference Board, Inc., is an American company located in Washington, DC, that provides management consulting services. On 14 Jan 15 The Conference Board, Inc. acquired Committee for Economic Development.The company says this about itself: The Committee for Economic Development is the Public Policy Center of The Conference Board that delivers well- researched analysis, and non-partisan, reasoned solutions in the nation's interest.


The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

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Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney


Senator from Florida

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