The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) staff has had a busy summer. Following the release of proposed rules and regulations regarding the CEO Pay for Performance and Clawback provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), the SEC on August 5, 2015 proposed final rules and regulations regarding the CEO pay ratio disclosure. The CEO pay ratio disclosure fulfills a further mandate of the Dodd-Frank legislation. Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
John R. Ellerman and Lane T. Ringlee
Diane Lerner and Christine Oberholzer Skizas
Although all aspects of diversity are meaningful topics, this article is solely focused on gender diversity. Currently, females represent approximately 15% of outside board member seats in the S&P 1500 and about 18% of the S&P 500 seats. This equates to a median of 1-2 female board members in a group of 9-11 board members. Read More
John R. Ellerman, Bentham W. Stradley and Lane T. Ringlee
Following the recent release of new rules and regulations regarding the proposed pay for performance disclosure requirement imposed on public companies by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“Dodd-Frank”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just released rules to add Section 10D to the Securities Exchange Act regarding executive officer clawbacks of incentive compensation. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Julia Kennedy Consultant | Kansas City
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Julia Kennedy is a consultant in the Kansas City office of Pay Governance. Julia has experience in various aspects of executive compensation, including peer group development and validation, research and analysis of compensation practices and trends, competitive pay assessments for executives and non-employee directors, pay-for-performance assessments, and short- and long-term incentive plan design. She also has extensive experience conducting equity incentive valuations for accounting purposes. Julia has worked with clients in a variety of industries including energy, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and technology.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Julia had seven years of consulting experience in the executive compensation and retirement practices at Towers Watson and Mercer.
Julia graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research and received her M.B.A. with a concentration in financial services from the University of Dallas.