Committee on Corporate Political Spending

The Conference Board Committee on Corporate Political Spending is a committee of leading American corporations dedicated to accountability, transparency, education, and engagement on issues of political activity.

In December, 2012, the Committee released its report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (Complimentary registration required).

 

The Committee

Altria Group, Inc. Campbell Soup Company Exelon Corporation
General Electric
Merck

Microsoft Corporation

Prudential Financial, Inc.

The Coca Cola Company
 

Click on the committee member logo above to read more about their approach to corporate political spending governance.

The Committee:

  • Engages the business, media, government, and academic sectors and broader stakeholders in an ongoing dialogue about the role and responsibility of corporations in the political process

  • Deepens corporate understanding of the potential benefits and risks of political activity, whether direct or indirect

  • Has developed resources for the business community around corporate political spending, disclosure, and accountability

 

Committee Members

Wesley D. Bizzell
Assistant General Counsel
Altria Client Services Inc.
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Wesley D. Bizzell

Kelly D. Johnston
Vice President of Government Affairs
Campbell Soup Company
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Kelly D. Johnston

Bruce G. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Exelon Corporation
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Bruce G. Wilson

Lori Zyskowski
Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance
General Electric Company
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Lori Zyskowski

Charles R. Grezlak, Ph.D.
Vice President, State Government Affairs & Policy
Merck & Co., Inc.
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Charles R. Grezlak

Dan Bross
Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship
Microsoft Corporation
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Dan Bross

Margaret Foran
Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary
Prudential Financial Inc.
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Margaret Foran

Mark Preisinger
Director of Corporate Governance
The Coca-Cola Company
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 Mark Preinsinger

 

Advisory Committee:

  • Bruce Freed, President, Center of Political Accountability
  • Stefan Passantino, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Karl Sandstrom, Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

 

Committee Staff:

  • Marcel Bucsescu, Assistant Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board

If you would like to contact the committee, please click here.

Updated: 10/11/2013

Download the Committee's Report

You can now download the Committee's Report, Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure.

Complimentary registration required.

Download the report

Handbook on Corporate Political Activity

This handbook offers an overview of the legal rules and standard practices related to political activity, as well as a discussion of internal oversight of political spending.

Download the report

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