The 2020 Proxy Season represents more than just a concentrated period in the spring when public companies host annual meetings for shareholders. These meetings, combined with issuance of the annual proxy statement, represent a significant opportunity for those charged with governance to transparently share the overall outlook of the company and increase confidence of current and would be investors, along with other stakeholders. With shifting definitions of corporate governance impacting how corporations need to communicate with a broader group of stakeholders, all eyes will be turning to this Proxy Season. Join us as we elicit perspectives on key issues that may be the focus during the 2020 Proxy Season from a variety of participants in the capital market system.
CEO compensation is very high profile, and determining the amount and structure is arguably one of the key responsibilities of the Compensation Committee. In an extremely tight labor market with accelerating executive pay, it can be challenging for Boards to attract, retain and motivate highly talented C-suite executives. Using a case study format, we will co-facilitate discussions on how to motivate and deliver competitive compensation in a complex Say on Pay world where shareholders expect strong pay and performance alignment.
What Public Company Directors should be talking about now in board meetings on this enterprise risk and opportunity.
An expert panel will discuss the impact of technological change on the workforce, on management and managers, and on the investment community's view of each company's preparedness. Learn what several preeminent global leaders are doing to address this topic and create competitive advantages. Come with your questions and concerns - this will be an interactive process.
Mixing family dynamics and business ownership is a fraught endeavor, even more so when the added ingredients include complicated family structures, complex business structures, and diffuse ownership. Join the author of the NACD study and other panel members as they offer insights into the priorities, challenges, and composition of private and family-owned company governance, including advisory boards, fiduciary boards, family councils, ownership councils, and other structures.
On October 8, 2019, NACD New England will showcase four New England-based companies whose products and services are changing the world. The leaders of these organizations will share their company's mission and vision, while virtually opening the doors to their labs and thought leadership centers. Inquiring minds are encouraged to take part in an expanded Q&A session, moderated by Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7.
Please join us at our September Kickoff Event: a Conversation with four of the top CEOs in our region: Mohamad Ali, IDG, Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, Mike Mahoney, Boston Scientific and Ron O'Hanley, State Street Corp. The panel will discuss their perspectives on key business issues such as the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of international trade, talent recruitment and retention in a volatile landscape, and disruptive technologies, among others. Ample time will be scheduled for audience questions so come prepared to ask the experts.
In its second director event in Maine, the NACD New England Chapter announces a panel discussion on Boardroom Lessons: Risk & Succession. Bringing together among the most seasoned directors across Maine and Northern New England, the panel will address a diverse set of questions many boards struggle with as they grow.
The panel, moderated by James Cash, consists of three world-class directors. Collectively, they have served on more than 50 public and private boards during periods of digital transformation and disruption. The panelists and some of the boards on which they have served are former Accenture CFO Pamela Craig (The Progressive Corporation, Merck, Akamai, Walmart); former Young & Rubicam Brands CEO Ann Fudge (Novartis, Northrup Grumman, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Liz Claiborne, Allied Signal, Honeywell, Marriott International, GE, Infosys); and Iron Mountain President, CEO, and board member William Meaney (State Street Corporation, Qantas Airways). William is the former CEO of The Zuellig Group.
In association with The Boston Club, and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association New England Region, the NACD New England Chapter presents the Aspiring Public Company Director Daylong Program. This program is designed for individuals who currently sit on large nonprofit boards or private corporate boards; and/or are "C-Suite level", who wish to take the next step toward securing a public company board seat. The discussions will be led by public company directors, or industry experts.