Date: Apr 04, 2023Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

HBSAAA – Board Readiness (virtual)

Tue, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Virtual
General PublicCareer & Leadership


Are you considering joining a board and don’t know where to start? If so, this session is for you! Please join us for this lively discussion with Craig Robinson, MBA’ 02 and Susan Chapman-Hughes about board readiness.

Participants must register by Noon on April 3rd to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Craig Robinson, MBA' 02

Craig Robinson is an experienced chief executive, board director and advisor for global commercial real estate, business services and technology companies. Craig serves as an independent director (and member of the compensation committee) for Roofstock, a leading residential real estate investment marketplace, and Fyllo, a regulatory compliance and data marketplace technology company. Craig has led business units within both large global public companies and private growth businesses. He was most recently the Chief Growth Officer for Industrious, the largest premium workplace-as-a-service and co-working provider. Prior to Industrious, he built and led Powered By We, a hyper-growth business unit at WeWork providing real estate development, technology and management services to real estate owners and tenants. Previously he was the CEO of Global Corporate Services at Newmark (NASDAQ: NMRK) where he led all sales, operations and platform investments for their corporate real estate outsourcing business. Prior to Newmark, he was President of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI), U.S. Region, where he was responsible for $1B+ in annual revenue, 5,600 real estate professionals, and 150 offices. He also led the successful acquisition and integration of eight regional and national real estate companies at Colliers, representing more than $120M in incremental revenue. Over the course of his career, he has also held various executive and senior management positions at Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield, NYSE: CWK), CBRE and AIG Investments. He also served on the board and executive committee of Cassidy Turley, which sold to a private equity buyer in 2015, and was a member of the global executive teams at Colliers and Newmark during their IPOs.

Craig earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves on the advisory boards for both Harvard Business School and The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, as well as StateBook International, Pacific Program Management, withco, and 1Sharpe Ventures. Craig recently completed board terms at the Harvard Club of New York, the HBS Club of New York and CoreNet Global, a corporate real estate professional association with over 10,000 members worldwide. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Real Estate Executive Council. He was named one of Urban Land Institute’s inaugural Top 40 Under 40, a CoreNet Global Industry Luminary, and Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.

Craig lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he is a fierce advocate for DEI, a fair and working democracy and inclusive economic development. In his free time, Craig also enjoys scuba diving, art collecting and mentoring youth.


Susan Chapman-Hughes

Former AmEx EVP, Independent Board member of Smuckers

An accomplished Global Executive and F500 Public Board Director with extensive executive leadership and transformation experience in the Financial Services, Technology and Real Estate Sectors. As a Public Board Director, I have led Compensation and Audit Committees for pre-IPO and established companies in the Technology/SAAS, CPG and QSR Industries.

My operational expertise includes serving in multiple Executive Roles (EVP/COO/CAO) leading P&L turn-arounds and Digital, Data and Operational transformations. I’m a connected leader with a down to earth style who enjoys establishing trust, encouraging collaboration, and exciting teams. I am a growth-focused executive adept at leading both large and emerging organizations across the globe.

As an innovative leader of positive transformation, I am passionate about aligning organizations with their defined missions and values. I believe in taking a people-centered approach to inclusive, empowering, and energizing leadership for all stakeholders involved. Mission-driven, I love developing and mentoring individuals and teams to excellence.

I get excited about and love to grow mission-driven, digital and tech-enabled businesses and am ready to take on my next.

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Date: Apr 04, 2023Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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