May 18, 2022

Labor Challenges Summit

05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

UCI - University Research Park
5141 California Avenue
Irvine, CA 92617

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The CFO Executive Summit, in association with the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, is pleased to present our 2022 Labor Challenges Summit and Reception.

We invite you to join the CFO Executive Summit and our panel of experts on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM to learn about the Labor challenges currently facing companies.

Dean Ian Williamson of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business will share his insights and facilitate an expert panel discussion that will be aimed at addressing what strategies CFOs & HR leaders are utilizing to attract, recruit, and retain top talent.

The program and panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

You won’t want to miss this!


Moderator and Keynote


Ian O. Williamson

Ian O. Williamson is dean of The UCI Paul Merage School of Business. During his 20-year career, Williamson has served on several academic committees and on the boards of directors for a variety of nonprofit organizations. In addition, he has provided expert insights in the areas of organizational innovation and employee recruitment and retention to executives in more than 20 countries across six continents for companies such as CBRE, PwC, Lockheed Martin, Nestle and Accenture.




Mara Pagotto

Mara Pagotto is Vice-President for Enterprise People Strategy, Development, and Culture at Western Digital. Headquartered in San Jose, California. Western Digital is a globally leading innovative data infrastructure company that helps customers capture, preserve, access, and transform data. Since joining in August 2018, Mara has held company-wide responsibility for leadership and people development, people analytics, talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement.



Adam Townshend

Adam Townsend is the CFO of VIZIO, the globally-known TV manufacturer. He was formerly the CFO of the TV network Showtime. Prior to moving to CBS Corp.-owned Showtime in October 2018, Townsend held multiple roles at CBS, including EVP, corporate finance, and investor relations, where he led the company’s treasury operations and global investor communications strategy. In addition, he played key roles in CBS’s outdoor advertising business and CBS Radio.