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Keith Jesson

principal | Philadelphia 215-569-8507


Keith Jesson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office. He assists clients in a variety of executive compensation areas including competitive compensation assessments, annual and long-term incentive plan design, and severance and change in control analyses. Additionally, Keith has significant experience in executive retirement plan design across industries. Keith has worked with many diverse clients in the energy, financial services, utility, retail, and consumer products industries.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Keith worked for thirteen years as both a retirement and executive compensation consultant at Towers Watson.


Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Sciences from Temple University. Keith is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.

Recent OSHA Ruling May Impact Ability to Use Safety as an Incentive Metric

Some companies in the oil and gas, energy, utility, and manufacturing industry sectors have included safety compliance and/or improvement as a performance metric in their incentive compensation plans. Safety as a performance criteria appears frequently in incentive compensation plans for both executives as well as broad-based employee groups. Now, regulators have raised a potential problem with the use of safety as a performance metric. Continue reading

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