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What the Changing Corporate Governance Landscape Means for You

November 12, 2015 4:30 PM

(See summary at end of event page.) Governance is now a real driver of investment decisions. Our panel of thought leaders will help you become more influential and strategic about evolving trends in corporate governance, including best practices and common pitfalls. This discussion will focus on critical topics that include executive compensation, shareholder engagement, activism and board structure. To ensure a lively discussion, email your questions ahead of time to info@niri-chicago.org or bring them with you.

4:30 - 5 p.m. Registration & Networking
5 - 6 p.m. Program

Speakers:
David Frank, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, LLC

David Frank co-manages the mid-cap Columbia Acorn growth fund and other funds at Columbia Wanger. Before joining the firm in 2002, he was a senior equity analyst at Holland Capital Management. He began his investment career in 1998. Frank received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Ed Hauder
Senior Advisor, Exequity

At Exequity, Ed Hauder advises boards and management teams on executive compensation and M&A. Before joining Exequity in 2006, Hauder was a principal at a national HR consulting firm where his team advised on technical matters impacting compensation, such as financial accounting and tax issues. He serves on CompensationStandards.com's Executive Compensation Task Force and blogs on equity compensation and say-on-pay developments. He received a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College, a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and an LL.M. from IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Reid Pearson
Executive Vice President, Alliance Advisors

As leader of Alliance Advisors’ governance and equity consulting group, Reid Pearson works with clients and partners on proxy solicitation, say-on-pay, equity compensation plans and other proxy issues. He has been in the corporate governance and proxy industry since 1995. Previously, Pearson was managing director and corporate governance advisory practice co-leader at the Altman Group and worked for 10 years at Institutional Shareholder Services, including as director of custom research and manager of strategic partnerships. Reid is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Brendan Sheehan
Managing Director of Corporate Governance, Rivel Research Group

Brendan Sheehan works with boards and management teams to relate complex local and global governance issues to voting and investment decisions. His expertise includes executive compensation, investor engagement, board structure, enterprise risk, business strategy, proxy voting issues and compliance. He joined Rivel in 2015 from Global Governance Advisors (GGA Inc.), where he specialized in the strategic review, valuation and design of compensation and corporate governance programs. Earlier in his career, he was editorial director of NACD’s bimonthly magazine, NACD Directorship, and executive editor at Corporate Secretary magazine, where he created the highly successful Corporate Governance Awards.

Moderator: Shep Dunlap
Vice President, Investor Relations, Motorola Solutions

Shep Dunlap is responsible for executing MSI’s strategic global investor relations program. Before joining the company in 2011, he spent 12 years in various roles at Dell, Inc., including investor relations, corporate planning, services marketing and corporate audit. He earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. He is also a CPA in the state of Texas.

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