October 26, 2022

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11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch & Networking, Registration Opens

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

12:10 PM – 1:15 PM

Advancing ESG Comp Strategy in an Uncertain Environment

Facing challenges from inflation, supply chain disruptions, and ongoing pandemic fallout, companies are navigating a great deal of uncertainty when setting long-term performance goals. Even so, pressure is still on from investors and other stakeholders on diversity, inclusion and equity, environmental concerns and other prominent social issues. Our expert panel will discuss approaches to pushing forward on ESG strategy in a rocky economic environment.

1:20 PM – 2:25 PM

Strategies for Successful Shareholder Engagement

The bar is always being raised for transparency and engagement between public companies and their major shareholders. With the growing prominence of ESG and human capital management issues at all levels of the governance conversation, what do board members and senior leadership need to know to be prepared for engagement in 2022? Our panel will discuss emerging best practices.

2:25 PM – 3:00 PM

Table Topics: Peer Exchange

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:15 PM – 4:20 PM

The Evolving Responsibilities of Compensation Committees

Oversight duties regarding leadership development and succession planning are increasingly commonplace in Compensation Committee charters. Recently, a smaller but growing number of charters also include oversight of employee culture and employee relations. Our panel will explore emerging impacts of this trend on the experience of committee members and on committee composition and selection.

4:25 PM – 5:30 PM

CEO Succession: Building Stability with a Robust Leadership Pipeline

With CEO turnover reaching a historic peak and remaining elevated over the last three years, it’s more critical than ever for boards to be prepared to make a smooth transition at the top of the house. Our panel of experts will break down how to develop and nurture a robust and diverse leadership pipeline, and craft strategic succession plans to minimize unwanted disruption.

5:30 PM – 5:35 PM

Closing Remarks

5:35 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

Featured Speakers

Cathy Benko

Board Member
Nike, SolarWinds Corporation, Prime Impact Capital and Workboard

Celeste Coruzzi

Managing Director
Pearl Meyer

Nora Denzel

Board Member
AMD, Ericsson, NortonLifeLock and SUSE Linux

Mark Goodman

Vice Chair
Pinnacol Assurance

Stuart Hall

ESG Stewardship Manager
Capital Group

Ani Huang

President and CEO
Center On Executive Compensation

Margaret Hylas

Semler Brossy

Lori Keith

Director of Research, Portfolio Manager
Parnassus Investments

Nishesh Kumar

Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management

Jill Larsen

Board Member
Sterling Check Corp and Definitive Healthcare

Sonita Lontoh

Board Member
Sunrun and TrueBlue

Phil Neiswender

Head of Board Advisory, Americas & Asia-Pacific

Rosie Newman

Lead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners

Britta Puschendorf

Vice President
Morgan Stanley

Ron Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Solutions

Lex Suvanto

Chief Executive Officer, Edelman Smithfield

Michele Vion

Board Member
ProPetro Holding

Brit Wittman

Vice President, Total Rewards
Applied Materials

Joe Yaffe

Partner, Executive Compensation

Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program for public company compensation committee members, chief HR and senior-level compensation executives, general counsel, and corporate secretaries. The goal of the Forum is to help compensation committees establish and execute a compensation and benefits program that meets both management’s and investors’ expectations. Participants will gain valuable insights to make the best pay decisions and establish strong governance practices that will drive strategic and defendable compensation decisions.

Why Attend?

Join influential business leaders to obtain intelligence, connections and innovative solutions to build a higher performing board.

Expert advice and solutions.
Gain valuable insights from industry experts and experienced board members and executives to objectively evaluate board strategy and risk, along with tools to ensure constructive interaction with key shareholders and advisors.

Collaborative education.
Engage with peers through in-depth, discussion-based sessions, and exchange business challenges, ideas and practical solutions to reach your business goals.

“I always meet the most interesting people at Equilar events. They reflect the excellent content: focused, topical and smart!”

Compensation Committee Forum Attendee

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate $748
Standard Registration Rate $1,495
Service Provider Rate $2,495

Equilar clients please contact us at events@equilar.com to receive your client rate discount code.

Event Venue

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center


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