Founder and CEO
Bold Agenda

Mason Rena

Rena Henderson Mason leads Bold Agenda and is a trusted advisor to mission-driven board and staff leaders, helping to train boards on governance, fundraising, recruitment and retention, diversity and inclusion, and succession planning.

Henderson Mason’s specialty is empowering board and staff leaders to embrace change, push bold ideas, and build great teams. She has coached board chairs, executive directors, and CEOs through a range of organizational challenges, including growth, leadership transitions, strategic alliances, restructurings, turnarounds, and crises.

Prior to launching Bold Agenda, Henderson Mason spent more than 20 years helping scale businesses through new product development, strategic planning, and capital raising in the food, commercial real estate, publishing, and investment banking industries.

She is an ICF-certified coach, a BoardSource-certified governance trainer, and a board member for the Arts Alliance Illinois and National Association of Women Business Owners–Chicago Chapter.

Henderson Mason has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s in finance and international management from Georgetown University.

Rena Henderson Mason will participate in "Top Ten Ways to Improve Your Board’s Performance."