Emerging Best Practices for Shareholder Engagement and Communication 2015

October 13, 2015
Edelman
250 Hudson Street
New York, NY
Stephen Brown
Special Advisor

Engage

with peers and select subject matter experts for this full-day program.

Discover

the evolving definition of success with shareholder engagements.

Apply

new frameworks and techniques designed to enhance the outcomes of your engagement strategy.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
PROGRAM AGENDA

Time Description
8:45-9:15 AM Arrival & Continental Breakfast
9:15-9:30 Overview: Framing the Challenge
Presenter:

Stephen Brown, CEO & President, The Edgerton Group and Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies
I. Effective Communication Strategies Segment Begins
9:30-10:15 Managing the Message
Presenters:

Theresa Molloy, Director, Prudential Financial
Lex Suvanto, Managing Director, Financial Communications, Edelman
10:15-10:45 Insights into the Institutional Investor: Voting Tendencies, Needs & Impact of Governance Structures
Presenter:

Brendan Sheehan, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Rivel Research Group
10:45-11:00 Refreshment Break
II. Pre-Engagement Considerations Segment Begins
11:00-12:00 PM Pre-Engagement Considerations
Facilitators:

Loretta Cecil, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, McKesson Technology Solutions
William J. O’Shaughnessy, Jr., Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Quest Diagnositcs
III. The Engagement Experience Segment Begins
12:00-1:00 The Engagement Experience Part 1: ES&G Activism
Moderator:

Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies
Panelists:
David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Tracey Rembert, Senior Manager of Investor Engagement, Ceres
Melissa Waller, Chief of Staff, NC Department of the State Treasurer
1:00-2:00 Networking Luncheon
2:00-2:45 The Engagement Experience Part 2: Hedge Fund-Related Activism
Moderator:

Stephen Brown, CEO & President, The Edgerton Group and Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies
Panelists:
Jared L. Landaw, Chief Operating Officer, Barington Capital Group, L.P.
Sabastian V. Niles, Practice Leader, Shareholder Activism & Governance, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Charles Penner, Partner and Chief Legal Officer, JANA Partners LLC
Anne Sheehan, Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS
2:45-3:30 The Engagement Experience Part 3: Executive Compensation
Moderator:

Paul DeNicola, Managing Director, Center for Board Governance, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Panelists:
David Chun, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Equilar
Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Peter Reali, Senior Manager, Corporate Governance, Lord Abbett
John Roe, Executive Director, ISS Corporate Solutions
3:30-4:15 The Engagement Experience Part 4: Engaging With the Proxy Advisors
Moderator:

Theresa Molloy, Director, Prudential Financial
Panelists:
Daniel H. Burch, CEO, Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
Jacqueline Katzel, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance; Assistant Corporate Secretary, Honeywell International Inc.
Bimal Patel, Vice President, Research, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
4:15-4:30 Refreshment Break
IV. Post-Engagement Considerations Segment Begins
4:30-5:00 Post-Engagement Considerations
Facilitators:

Richard Fields, Principal, Tapestry Networks
Ronald Schneider, Director, Corporate Governance Services, RR Donnelley
5:00-5:30 Program Wrap-Up Session
Presenter:

Stephen Brown, CEO & President, The Edgerton Group and Special Advisor, Skytop Strategies
5:30-6:30 Networking Reception

SESSION LEADERS
  1. Stephen Brown
    CEO & President
    The Edgerton Group
    Special Advisor
    Skytop Strategies
    New York, NY
  2. Daniel H. Burch
    CEO
    Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  3. Loretta Cecil
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel
    McKesson Technology Solutions
    Alpharetta, Georgia
  4. David Chun
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Equilar
    San Francisco, CA
  5. Paul DeNicola
    Managing Director, Center for Board Governance
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    New York, NY
  6. Katie Schmitz Eulitt
    Special Advisor
    Skytop Strategies
    Orange County, CA
  7. Richard Fields
    Principal
    Tapestry Networks
    Boston, MA
  8. David Hackett
    Partner
    Baker & Mckenzie LLP
    Chicago, IL
  9. Jacqueline Katzel
    Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance;
    Assistant Corporate Secretary
    Honeywell International Inc.
    New York, NY
  10. Arthur H. Kohn
    Partner
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    New York, NY
  11. Jared L. Landaw
    Chief Operating Officer
    Barington Capital Group, L.P.
    New York, NY
  12. Theresa Molloy
    Director
    Prudential Financial
    New York, NY
  1. Sabastian V. Niles
    Practice Leader, Shareholder Activism & Governance
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  2. William J. O’Shaughnessy, Jr.
    Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Quest Diagnostics
    Madison, NJ
  3. Bimal Patel
    Vice President, Research
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
    Rockville, MD
  4. Charles Penner
    Partner and Chief Legal Officer
    JANA Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  5. Peter Reali
    Senior Manager
    Corporate Governance
    Lord Abbett
    Jersey City, NJ
  6. Tracey Rembert
    Senior Manager
    Investor Engagement
    Ceres
    Boston, MA
  7. John Roe
    Executive Director
    ISS Corporate Solutions
    Bethesda, MD
  8. Ronald Schneider
    Director, Corporate Governance Services
    RR Donnelley
    New York, NY
  9. Anne Sheehan
    Director of Corporate Governance
    California State Teachers’ Retirement System
    West Sacramento, CA
  10. Brendan Sheehan
    Managing Director, Corporate Governance
    Rivel Research Group
    Southport, CT
  11. Lex Suvanto
    Managing Director, Financial Communications
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  12. Melissa Waller
    Chief of Staff
    NC Department of the State Treasurer
    Raleigh, NC

DELEGATES
  1. Janet M. Barth
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Bed Bath & Beyond
    Union, NJ
  2. Ken Bertsch
    Partner
    CamberView Partners, LLC
    New York, NY
  3. Stephen Brown
    CEO & President
    The Edgerton Group
    Special Advisor
    Skytop Strategies
    New York, NY
  4. Daniel H. Burch
    CEO
    Mackenzie Partners, Inc.
    New York, NY
  5. Loretta Cecil
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel
    McKesson Technology Solutions
    Alpharetta, Georgia
  6. David Chun
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Equilar
    San Francisco, CA
  7. Paul DeNicola
    Managing Director, Center for Board Governance
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    New York, NY
  8. Katie Schmitz Eulitt
    Special Advisor
    Skytop Strategies
    Orange County, CA
  9. Richard Fields
    Principal
    Tapestry Networks
    Boston, MA
  10. Mary A. Francis
    Corporate Secretary & Chief Governance Officer
    Chevron Corporation
    San Ramon, CA
  11. David Hackett
    Partner
    Baker & McKenzie LLP
    Chicago, IL
  12. Rie Haruki
    Manager & Senior Research Analyst
    IR Japan
    New York, NY
  13. Sara Hays
    Managing Director, Co-Leader of the North American Board Practice
    Allegis Partners
    Chicago, IL
  14. Scott Howanice
    Vice President of Business Development
    Rivel Research Group
    New York, NY
  15. Alvin Huntspon
    Governance Relations
    McKesson Corporation
    Alpharetta, GA
  16. Adele Jamieson
    Senior Director, Office of the Chairman & Assistant Secretary
    McDonald’s Corporation
    Oak Brook, IL
  17. Jacqueline Katzel
    Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance;
    Assistant Corporate Secretary
    Honeywell International Inc.
    New York, NY
  18. Rosemary Kelly
    Vice President-Institutional Investor Relations
    Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
    Albertson, NY
  19. Arthur H. Kohn
    Partner
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    New York, NY
  20. Chris Kutsor
    Director, Investor Relations
    Motorola Solutions
    Schaumburg, Illinois
  21. Jared L. Landaw
    Chief Operating Officer
    Barington Capital Group, L.P.
    New York, NY
  22. Matthew Leatherman
    Corporate Governance Analyst
    NC Department of the State Treasurer
    Raleigh, NC
  1. Amy Lissauer
    Vice President
    Evercore Partners
    New York, NY
  2. Gregory Lundberg
    Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
    Outfront Media, Inc.
    New York, NY
  3. Mohani Maharaj
    Corporate Governance Analyst
    TIAA-CREF
    New York, NY
  4. Theresa Molloy
    Director
    Prudential Financial
    New York, NY
  5. Mneesha Nahata
    Vice President, Corporate Legal Finance & Risk Management
    American Tower Corporation
    Boston, MA
  6. Sabastian V. Niles
    Practice Leader, Shareholder Activism & Governance
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    New York, NY
  7. William J. O’Shaughnessy, Jr.
    Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Quest Diagnostics
    Madison, NJ
  8. Bimal Patel
    Vice President, Research
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
    Rockville, MD
  9. Charles Penner
    Partner and Chief Legal Officer
    JANA Partners LLC
    New York, NY
  10. Peter Reali
    Senior Manager
    Corporate Governance
    Lord Abbett
    Jersey City, NJ
  11. Tracey Rembert
    Senior Manager,
    Investor Engagement
    Ceres
    Boston, MA
  12. John Roe
    Executive Director
    ISS Corporate Solutions
    Bethesda, MD
  13. Suzanne Rolon
    Director, Corporate Governance
    Pfizer Inc.
    New York, NY
  14. Beth Sasfai
    Vice President, Corporate Governance
    Verizon
    Basking Ridge, NJ
  15. Ronald Schneider
    Director, Corporate Governance Services
    RR Donnelley
    New York, NY
  16. Anne Sheehan
    Director of Corporate Governance
    California State Teachers’ Retirement System
    West Sacramento, CA
  17. Brendan Sheehan
    Managing Director, Corporate Governance
    Rivel Research Group
    Southport, CT
  18. James O. Smith
    Senior Counsel, Corporate
    Hilton World Wide
    McLean, VA
  19. Lex Suvanto
    Managing Director, Financial Communications
    Edelman
    New York, NY
  20. John Truzzolino
    Director, Business Development
    RR Donnelley
    New York, NY
  21. Melissa Waller
    Chief of Staff
    NC Department of the State Treasurer
    Raleigh, NC
  22. Mark Warren
    Director, Investor Relations
    Vulcan Materials Company
    Birmingham, AL

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