Event Overview

Agenda & Venue


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking, Registration Opens
Lunch and Networking, Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Welcome Remarks
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
#MeToo Collides With Executive Pay: Trends in Interim Role Compensation
Upon abrupt executive departures, in particular at the CEO level, companies will turn to a board member, a senior executive, or an executive leadership group to fill the role before a formal successor is named. In these scenarios, compensation committees must quickly make adjustments to compensation plans to account for the change in role and responsibilities. This panel will discuss trends in interim role executive pay, critical considerations to keep in mind through the process, and setting incentives to meet expected outcomes during a period of transition.
1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Managing Risk in Your Incentive Plans
The level of scrutiny on incentive-based compensation, performance measures, and pay out curves has never been higher. Metric evaluation and stress testing are critical aspects of building an effective incentive plan. In this discussion, the panel will offer a holistic framework and best practices for metric selection, stress testing, and how to build a risk-minded culture.
2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Table Talk: Peer-to-Peer Discussion
Table Talk: Peer-to-Peer Discussion
2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Networking Break
Networking Break
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Evolving Role of Compensation Committees and Human Capital Management
CEO succession is inevitable. Whether this inevitability is rapidly approaching or looming in the distance, every company should be fully prepared to address it at any moment. This panel will look specifically at how to approach compensation as part of the process to retain and reward key talent below the CEO as part of a strategic CEO succession plan.
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shareholder Engagement Success: Transformative Approaches to Executive Compensation
Deep dive discussion highlighting the successes and failures on the journey to redesign and implement changes to executive pay programs and performance management processes. This interactive panel will share their expertise on lessons learned through proactive shareholder engagement, internal communications to stakeholders, and practical implementation tips.
5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
5:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Dinner Reception
Networking Dinner Reception

Event Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended the sold out Compensation Committee Forum, New York. Please download highlights from the event below, and we look forward to seeing you at the Executive Compensation Summit, Nashville, Tennessee in June.

Compensation Committee Forum Highlights
and Key Takeaways


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 – and the members of management who work closely with them – 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.

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate - $795 | Standard Registration Rate - $1,495 | Service Provider Rate - $2,495

Discounted rates may apply with valid promo codes.


Lydia Beebe

Board Member
Kansas City Southern, Aemetis
John Borneman

Managing Director
Semler Brossy Consulting Group
Melissa Burek

Founding Partner
Compensation Advisory Partners
Glenda Dorchak

Compensation Committee Chair
Quantenna Communications and Energy Focus

Board Member
ANSYS, Mellanox Technologies and Mirametrix
Mike Esser

Managing Director
Pearl Meyer
Elizabeth Fetter

Board Member
McGrath RentCorp and Fox Factory Holding
Matthew Isakson

Meridian Compensation Partners
Jack Lazar

Board Member
Silicon Laboratories, Mellanox Technologies and Quantenna Communications
Doreen Lilienfeld

Partner and Global Head of the Governance & Advisory Group
Shearman & Sterling
Phil Louridas

Vice President, Total Rewards
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Aeisha Mastagni

Portfolio Manager
Damon Oshita

Sr. Analyst, Governance & Proxy
Capital Group
Ron Schneider

Director, Corporate Governance Services
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Amy Wood

Joseph Yaffe


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.

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