How to Get on a Board of Directors & What They Do
"To be able to look back upon one's life in satisfaction is to live it twice." Khalil Gibran
In this session, you will learn actions you can take to build your career, elevate your leadership, and expand your influence.
"Serving on boards has made me a better businesswoman and has matured me as a human being along the way. I want the same for young, up-and-coming professionals in San Diego. Over the course of my 20-year business career, I've been blessed with a host of unforeseeable opportunities. From a chicken carver at Boston Market absent resources to go to college, I could hardly have imagined I would land myself a seat at the table with the President of the United States. In reflection, much of my career enjoyment and progression was born out of service on boards".
This session will focus on the nuts and bolts of learning what it takes to get on a Board of Directors and will focus on these topic areas:
- What's in it for me?
- Types of board service
- Testing your readiness
- How to build a vibrant network
- Creating a launching pad for your career
Speaker: Kristin Gaspar
Kristin Gaspar is an accomplished small business owner, elected leader and media professional who serves as the President & CEO of Palomar Health Foundation.
Kristin and her husband, Paul, built a successful physical therapy practice that now employs 150 San Diegans. Kristin was an elected official for a decade, most recently managing a $6 billion budget and representing 650,000 people as a Supervisor for the County of San Diego, where she was also the youngest woman ever elected. Kristin was the first elected Mayor of the City of Encinitas and served as a councilwoman. She is a prolific fundraiser and shattered records in each of her races. As a result of her leadership, Kristin is a sought-after public speaker and frequent contributor to local and national media outlets.
In addition to her public service, Kristin has been active in her community and has served as Rotary President and a Board Member for several non-profit organizations including: Workshops for Warriors, Lifesharing, and the Hospice of North Coast.
Kristin is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She and Paul are proud parents of Carson, Payton and Addie. In addition to running daily carpools to various activities, Kristin also serves as the head cheerleading coach for her two girls at La Costa Canyon Pop Warner and has won numerous national titles.