Houston Chapter Meeting: Compliance and Compensation

When:  Feb 12, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Houston Chapter

"Compliance and Compensation: Are we compliant today, and are we prepared for tomorrow?"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Registration begins at 11:30 a.m

Maggiano’s - 2019 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX  77056


Complimentary Valet Parking

The event registration is full. Please contact Barbara Widra for additional information.

Please make plans to join the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and Longnecker & Associates as they present "Executive Compensation Issues”.

In the recent past we have seen an increase in responsibilities for public, private and not-for-profit companies in the realm of compensation due to increased scrutiny and regulations.  Specifically, the legal professionals have seen a dramatic increase in workload, especially if you are counsel of a public company.  In this presentation Brent Longnecker and Chris Crawford of Longnecker & Associates will discuss all the issues that today’s legal professionals should be aware of, and what should they be preparing for.  Topics that will be discussed include:

  • The evolution of the CD&A disclosure and how it should be a collective effort.
  • Are your charters in compliance?
  • What role does the legal department play in compensation decisions and the relationship with the Board of Directors.
  • How to show the company’s compensation story in disclosures- Realizable Pay vs. Targeted Pay vs. Actual Pay.
  • Non-Equity Compensation – What is it and how do we disclose it?
  • What is the state of clawbacks?
  • How will the CEO pay-ratio affect your company and how to prepare for it.

By the end of the session, attendees should be able to answer the questions, Are we compliant with compensation? and Are we ready for tomorrow?

Speaker Bio:

Brent Longnecker, Chairman & CEO

Brent Longnecker, Chairman and CEO of Longnecker & Associates, has more than 27 years experience in board governance and risk management consulting for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Longnecker has built one of the country’s leading, privately held executive compensation and corporate governance consultancies, serving both domestic and international markets, with additional corporate litigation support. His professional reputation has made Mr. Longnecker a sought after expert in his field. Over the past two decades, he has authored 15 books on compensation, governance, and human resource planning - including the recent release of his 15th book, The Power of Restricted Stock, 3rd Edition. In addition, he has published or been featured in more than 400 articles nationwide. Consulting Magazine selected Mr. Longnecker as one of the Top 25 consultants in the U.S., and his firm was ranked #1 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly, making him the first executive compensation consultant to receive each of these honors.


Chris Crawford, President

Chris Crawford, President & Co-Founder of Longnecker and Associates, has over two decades of human resource management and consulting experience in private and public organizations. As the co-author of three books and technical contributor to five books on compensation, including the recently released, The Power of Restricted Stock, 3rd Edition, his reputation as an expert in the field of executive and board compensation has been recognized at a national level. In addition, Mr. Crawford has authored and been featured in over two hundred articles on executive and employee compensation. Due to Mr. Crawford’s experience serving on a number of boards, serving as a faculty member for WorldatWork and at the University level, and co-founding Longnecker & Associates, Mr. Crawford brings a fresh, honest perspective to the ever-changing corporate environment.

Registration:   Members: $40 Register using the "Register Now" link

                        Non-members: $45 Call Rachael DeLano at (212) 681-2000

Please note that credit card registrations are processed through a PayPal gateway. You can opt to register as a guest and do not need a PayPal account. If you encounter problems while registering please call the Society office at (212) 681-2000.

Cancellations: Since we must effectively manage our reservations and luncheon orders, please let us know by Friday, February 7th if your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation.  If you cancel before February 7th, you will still be billed for the luncheon, but we will credit you for a future luncheon.  No refunds will be made after you register and no credit for future luncheons will be given for no-shows or cancellations made on or after February 7th.

CLE: Application has been made to the Texas State Bar for one hour of CLE credit.

Please do not reply to this automated e-mail message directly, but send your questions to Jeannie Aguirre at
Jeannie.aguirre@cooperindustries.com or Barbara Widra at Barbara.widra@cooperindustries.com.



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2019 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

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Registration Price
Member $40.00
Non-member $45.00
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