NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Current Trends in Compensation Planning

December 3, 2015
Denver, CO



Join our panel to better understand current trends that drive excellent compensation planning practices, including:

  • What institutional shareholders are interested in when analyzing aligment of pay practices, inlcuding their motivation in speaking to Directors and Directors' responsibilites in setting us such a dialogue.
  • What trends are most productive in gauging risk appropriate perforamce targets along with appropriately calibrated awards.
  • What should be considered in effectively expanding the Committee's role in light of recent SEC proxy disclosure guidance, specifically on pay-for-performance.


Location and Time


Denver County Club
1700 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

7:30 AM: Gathering and Registration

8:15-9:30 AM: Breakfast, Program & Discussion

Speaker Spotlight

Sara Donaldson

Sara Donaldson

Vice President Proxy Voting, Voya Investment Management

Sara is responsible for global proxy voting activities, which includes developing and effecting policy, leading the Proxy Group, engaging with companies held by the funds and reporting to the Voya funds' Board of Directors. She and her team are also responsible for managing the proxy voting activities for the institutional and fund clients of Voya Investment Management LLC. Prior to joining Voya in April 2014, Sara was a Director at a subsidiary of AXA Investment Managers (and its predecessor) for sixteen years.

John Elofson

Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs

John focuses on securities offerings and compliance and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients in a variety of industries in debt and equity offerings, mergers, stock and asset purchases, joint ventures, tender offers, and proxy contests. He frequently advises clients on reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and stock exchange rules as well as on corporate governance matters and takeover defenses. John joined Davis Graham & Stubbs in 2004 after practicing for five years in the corporate department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City.

Peter Miterko

Director, Compensation & Benefit Solutions

Peter is an executive compensation consultant and attorney with 25 years of experience assisting public, private equity and family owned companies. His practice for the last several years has centered around executive compensation issues for organizations undergoing scrutiny from shareholders, shareholder advisory firms, activists and regulators. Recently, he has helped several public company compensation committees deal with say on pay issues or no votes and he has assisted several not-for-profit entities under scrutiny from the IRS or states attorney general.

John Schultz

Managing Director, Compensation & Benefit Solutions

John's practice is dedicated to working with compensation committees and senior executive teams to improve the attraction and retention value of their total rewards programs. This includes market-based benchmark analyses for executives, design and implementation of creative yet sound compensation structures, and, in particular, the development of effective performance-based incentive compensation programs. John also assists organizations in making compensation design decisions in light of the voting guidelines of the proxy advisory firms, while simultaneously attempting to make the best decisions for the organization.



1 NACD skill-specific credit

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