1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
1:40 PM – 2:25 PM
Case Study: Realities of Shareholder Engagement & Proxy Voting
Yumi Narita, Vice President, BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship Team
Reid Pearson, Alliance Advisors
Nate Sisitsky, Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Moderator: Ron Schneider, Director, Governance Services, Donnelley Financial Solutions
2:25 PM – 3:10 PM
Board Evolution: Recruiting Directors for the Future
Catherine Bromilow, Partner, PwC Governance Insights Center
Martha Demski, Board Member, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Chimerix Inc. and Neothetics Inc.
Moderator: Jason Kent, Partner, Cooley
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Executive Compensation under the Microscope
Julian Hamud, Manager, Executive Compensation Research, Glass Lewis & Co.
Linda Steffen, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners
Megan Arthur Schilling, Associate, Cooley
Moderator: David Chun, Chief Executive Officer, Equilar Inc.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
A Delicate Balance: Operational & Liability Factors in Strategic Growth Decisions
Denise Amantea, Partner, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Patricia Bitar, Chief Financial Officer, TRACON
Sean Clayton, Partner, Cooley
Nils Erdmann, Vice President of New Listings & Capital Markets, Nasdaq
Moderator: Catherine Bromilow, Partner, PwC Governance Insights Center
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Cocktail Networking Reception