Starting Your Journey to a Board Seat

  • 22 Sep 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • By Zoom


  • This event is open to WIIIN members only.
  • Diamond Sponsors may register up to five company representatives on a complimentary basis for this event.
  • Gold Sponsors may register up to two company representatives on a complimentary basis for this event.
  • Platinum Sponsors may register up to 5 representatives from their company on a complimentary basis for this event.



Adriana Azuri
Executive/Board Strategist, Coach & Branding Expert
The Azuri Group

Adriana is a customer obsessed executive/board writer, coach and branding expert laser focused on bringing out and conveying your unique value proposition across your executive, board, and professional portfolio. Her writing and coaching experience spans industries, roles, countries, and cultures from startups to Fortune 30 companies -  1% to 2% of executives and leaders at Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, HP, Cisco, Amazon, Intel, HPE, Verizon, Pfizer, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Merck, T-Mobile, Capital One, Goldman Sachs, and more. She also work with CEOs and entrepreneurs pitching their businesses to attain new clients. Whether you seek to elevate your role from Manager, Director, VP, or SVP, to the C-suite, or into the Boardroom, Adriana is an expert who understands the value you bring and aligns it to your target audience.
Martha Spano
Century Consulting Group (under UBS Institutional Services)

Martha is a partner in the Century Consulting Group, under UBS Institutional Services. She has over 35 years in the institutional investment consulting industry with various firms. In several of these positions she was the senior consulting professional as well as the practice leader for regional territories. She was responsible for client servicing as well as management and leadership of consulting staffs.

Martha has specific experience working with both defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans in all areas of investment consulting- asset liability studies, investment policy development and compliance, manager structure and manager search. She has worked with plans of all sizes and has experience in the public sector industry.  Martha has a specific expertise in the defined contribution area, dealing with manager structure issues, vendor consolidation, and retirement income alternatives. Additionally she has over 10 years of governance training experience and is currently a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer. She has conducted numerous governance training sessions for her clients and has written several notable articles for industry publications on governance and investment topics.

Martha is a frequent speaker at a number of industry conferences and is a working member of DCIIA serving on several task force committees including the global, the auto provisions and the financial wellness committees.  In addition to serving on the Advisory Council for WIIIN, Martha sits on the Los Angeles Board for the Western Pension Conference.

1920 Hillhurst Avenue, #1243
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software