May 1, 2013

The Role of Proxy Advisors

The final public forum, convened by The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement and led by the Advisory Board on Corporate/Investor Engagement, examined the role of proxy advisors in corporate/investor engagement.

Program Chair: Kayla J. Gillan, Leader, PwC Investors Resource Institute

The task force and advisory board would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution this the public forum.

  • Martha L. Carter, Ph.D., Global Head of Research, and Managing Director of Corporate Governance, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.
  • Ambassador James K. Glassman, Co-Author, How to Fix Our Broken Proxy Advisory System, George Mason University, Mercatus Center; Member, SEC Investor Advisory Committee
  • Michael P. McCauley, Senior Officer, Investment Programs & Governance, Florida State Board of Administration
  • Robert McCormick, Chief Policy Officer, Glass Lewis & Co.
  • Charles G. Tharp, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Center on Executive Compensation
  • William Ultan, Senior Managing Director – Corporate Governance,
    Morrow & Co., LLC
  • Sarah Wilson, Managing Director, Manifest 


For additional information on the public forums and the work of the Task Force, please visit the Task Force webpage or contact the Task Force at

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