About the Summit
About the USC Corporate Governance Summit
The USC Corporate Governance Summit brings together thought leaders from industry, academia and
government. The Summit provides insight and commentary from world-class corporate governance
experts: chairmen, lead directors, CEOs, institutional investors, academic thought leaders, accountants,
bankers, lawyers, regulators, underwriters and other business experts. Directors and officers from
leading firms are joined by faculty thought leaders from the USC Marshall School of Business, USC
Gould School of Law, and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, as well as thought leaders from
other top-ranked universities. The Summit provides our audience with a wide range of speakers and
panelists with extensive hands-on experience as directors and officers of successful public and large
private firms, along with significant community organizations and influential not-for-profits.
The Marshall School of Business began the USC Corporate Governance Summit eight years ago in
response to improvement needed in leadership of America’s finest organizations, large and small,
public and private, for profit and not-for-profit. The USC Summit fills a void in continuing education
on the best practices in corporate governance – what works and what does not for the prudent
management of business firms, financial institutions and other leading organizations.
Improving Trust and Understanding
The USC Corporate Governance Summit aims to create value, provide solutions, and cultivate
successful leadership among our nation's top public and private companies in the interest of a strong
national economy. The Summit enables participants to develop boardroom best practices effectively
balancing profitability and prudence to become stewards of sustainable businesses. The Summit is
designed to give America’s leaders - directors, officers, senior executives, accountants, bankers,
lawyers, and other professionals the information they need to meet the changing challenges of
The USC Summit proudly offers scholarships to minority business owners, high-potential future
business leaders, entrepreneurs, directors and officers of community organizations and not-for-profits,
and our finest graduate and undergraduate students in business, communications, engineering, law and
sciences interested in learning from experienced leaders.
Situated approximately 2.8 miles north of the USC campus in the heart of Downtown LA,
the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles soars above the city, offering a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere,
refined service and sweeping views. Los Angeles landmarks such as the Walt Disney Concert
Hall, STAPLES Center, LA Live and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), are just
blocks away. If you choose to stay at the Ritz-Carlton, please make your reservation as soon
as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged
discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange your transportation between the hotel
and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90015 USA; Phone: (213) 743-8800.
JW Marriott at LA Live
JW Marriott at LA Live is linked to The Ritz-Carlton and offers luxury accommodations only 2.8
miles north of the USC campus. JW Marriott at LA Live provides convenient access to LA Live
shops and restaurants, Downtown LA attractions, Staples Center, Regal Cinemas, Los Angeles
Convention Center, and the Nokia Theater. You will need to arrange your own transportation
between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los
Angeles, CA 90015 USA; Toll-free: 1-888-832-9136.
The Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is a four-star, top-tier hotel situated approximately
2.5 miles north of the USC campus in Downtown LA. There are many fine restaurants
and shops in close proximity. If you choose to stay at the Omni, please make your reservation as
soon as possible and be sure to mention that you are attending an event at USC for a prearranged
discounted room rate. You will also need to arrange for your own transportation between the
hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 251 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA
90012 Phone: (213) 617-3300 Fax: (213) 617-3399.
The Standard Downtown LA
The Standard Downtown LA. Located approximately 3.3 miles north of the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles, The Standard Downtown LA has
comfy hotel rooms, a 24-hour restaurant, poolside bar, meeting and event space, as well as easy access to many fine restaurants and
shops. If you choose to stay at The Standard, please make your reservation as soon as possible. You will need to arrange your own
transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel information: 550 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. For
reservations, please call (213) 892-8080 or visit The Standard Downtown LA.
The Hilton Checkers Hotel
Also located in Downtown LA, approximately 3 miles from campus, the Hilton
Checkers dates back to the 1920's, and has recently been fully restored. It is the only
four-diamond boutique hotel in Los Angeles. You will need to arrange your own
transportation between the hotel and campus on a daily basis. Hotel Information 535 South
Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. For reservations, please call (800) HILTONS or visit The Hilton Checkers Hotel.