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OCTOBER 07 - NOVEMBER 12, 2020
October 07 - November 12, 2020

About the Virtual Conference Series

We are reimagining the 2020 Executive Compensation Conference, transforming it from an in-person event in late October to a virtual series beginning July 8th and wrapping Nov. 12th. We are excited about the flexibility this format provides; it allows us to examine top of mind topics as they emerge and revisit later as appropriate.

The sessions offer the opportunity to engage in discussion on assessing pay/performance relationships, balancing external expectations of good governance, investor expectations, and concerns with sound business strategy in these turbulent times.

Our presenters will share insights on what they are doing to navigate the myriad of challenges presented by the Coronavirus crisis and how to move forward in these very uncertain times. The series will address trends; lessons from past crises; examples of executive compensation strategy, design and management; the voices of the Comp Committee and Investors; emerging topics in governance and the role of the corporation; and other topics that were already on the docket when Covid-19 and the ensuing financial crises hit.

Part 1: Coronavirus and Executive Compensation: Implications for Compensation and Benefits Programs (This event took place in July - when you register for the series, you will receive the on-demand link.)

Moderator: Lisa Hunter, Program Director, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board


  • Ani Huang, President, Center for Executive Compensation
  • Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb
  • Bonnie Kelly VP, Total Rewards & OE, Sealed Air
  • Steve Stevenson, VP Total Rewards, Otis Elevator Company

Part 2:  Multiple Sessions (This event took place in August - when you register for the series, you will receive the on-demand link.) 

Session 1- AI in Executive Compensation: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Jo Anne Moeller, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
  • Scott Haralson, SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Airlines
  • Rocky Wiggins, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Spirit Airlines

Session 2 - Fireside Chat: ESG Center Insight on Executive Compensation

  • Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board
  • Lisa Hunter, Program Director, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board (Moderator)

Session 3 - Practical Matters in Changing Times

  • Gerardo Guerra, Head of Total Rewards, MassMutual
  • Bill Tompkins, (Former) SVP Total Rewards, Nordstrom

Upcoming Series Schedule:

Date Preliminary Topics

Part 3
Oct. 7, 2020
Noon - 3:30pm ET

• Re-considering / Re-envisioning Executive Pay
• Developments and Trends in Annual and Long-Term Incentive Plans
• Growth of ESG in Incentive Plans
• Shareholder Engagement, Issues and Insights
• Evolving Role of the Compensation Committee
• Big decisions for 2020-2021: Preparing for Year-End
• Practical Matters: Reporting and Disclosure, Taxes, Managing Change
• TCB CEO/ Executive Compensation Report Key Findings

Part 4
Nov. 12, 2020
Noon - 3:30pm ET

• Re-considering / Re-envisioning Executive Pay
• Big Decisions for 2020-2021 – Planning the Path Forward
• Executive Compensation: Post-Election 2020
• Practical Matters: Retention and Engagement
• And more...

Benefits of Attending

  • EXPERTISE: This series brings together experts across disciplines—legal, executive compensation, policy, and governance—to provide insights for a path forward.
  • PERSPECTIVE: With economies gradually reopening, the series will address evolving issues with deep experience and perspective, including lessons learned from past crises.
  • POV: The series integrates knowledge from The Conference Board’s ESG and Human Capital Centers, outside experts, and outside voices. 

Who Should Attend

This series is designed specifically for the following leadership roles:

  • Members of Board Compensation Committees
  • Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Vice Presidents and Directors, Total Rewards
  • Vice Presidents and Directors – Executive Compensation, Compensation and Benefits
  • Mid-senior level Executive Compensation professionals

Register Now - This event is free for members ($495 for non-members).  

  1. Option #1: Register for the entire Conference Series and receive a $100 discount! (This will include on-demand links to previusly held parts as well as the live access to upcoming parts.)

  2. Option #2: Register for Part 3 Only.


Ani Huang, President, Center On Executive Compensation

Bonnie Kelly, VP, Total Rewards & OE, Sealed Air Corporation

Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Steve Stevenson, VP Total Rewards, Otis Elevator Company


All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.



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