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Executive Compensation Peer Exchange SIG in San Francisco

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Interested in quarterly small group NACD peer to peer interaction?

Due to numerous requests from NACD members, we are opening up additional spaces in our NACD Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Members meet on a quarterly basis in an informal setting with other colleagues to discuss a specific subject matter. Discussions are moderated by topic specialists in the area, who also share materials of value in the discussions. Currently we have three topic areas: 
Audit | Cybersecurity | Executive Compensation
There is NO charge for participation thanks to our sponsor hosts, but the groups expect ongoing participation and dedication to attending. NACD Fellowship credits are available for members attempting to maintain their Fellowship credentials. If you have an interest in participation, please contact our Executive Director, Lisa Spivey, by email at or by phone at 415.333.6800.


Background about the SIG sessions to date

Cybersecurity SIGs in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley: PWC as moderator

These discussions have included topics like what questions boards are hopefully asking about Cybersecurity, the creation of Cybersecurity sub committees, creating a governance model that involves all the appropriate parties and considerations for cyber insurance.

Executive Compensation SIG in San Francisco: Korn Ferry Hay Group as moderator

We focused on topics of interest to our participants as well as trends identified by the moderator. Items discussed included recent Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) developments, participation levels in long-term incentive (LTI) plans and market trends for relative total shareholder return (TSR) plans. In the most recent meeting the group discussed change-in-control triggers for executive compensation arrangements and incentive design trends. In addition to market insights provided by the moderator, participants benefited from the perspectives of their colleagues who are currently addressing many of the issues discussed or have addressed them in the recent past.

Executive Compensation SIG in Silicon Valley: CamberView and Semler Brossey as moderators

We have had robust discussion of trends in executive compensation.  We discussed key highlights from last year’s proxy season and how the landscape might shift going forward.  Topics included analysis of the potential impact of the CEO Pay Ratio requirements, institutional investor preferences and engagement, and performance measurement and goal setting.

Audit SIG in San Mateo: Protiviti as moderator

Members started by voting on the key topics to include on future agendas in order to see what was top of mind for the audit committee members. One of our main focuses to date was related to how their companies were meeting the new ASC 606 revenue compliance requirements.  Members shared how they were interacting with management, their external audit firms, and any outside consultants. Concerns were raised about the wide variety of “guidance” they were receiving from their auditors. This also raised the topic of Audit Committee engagement with the audit firm and how that can be improved.


About NACD 

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. NACD’s 22 Chapters provide directors with a forum for sharing experiential knowledge, seeing over the horizon, and enhancing leadership. The NACD Chapter-system programs bring awareness, education, and networking to directors across the country at local venues. It is also a powerful grassroots proving ground for NACD’s research and policy efforts.

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About NACD Northern California Chapter

For the past ten years the Northern California Chapter has been serving the members of NACD and promoting good corporate governance in San Francisco, Sacramento and Silicon Valley. Quality programs are focused on board dynamics & education, serving shareholders, networking and furthering the NACD Mission of “Advancing Exemplary Board Leadership”.

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