Adding Professional Focus Sections to SOP
For those of you with professional responsibilities for this year’s testing
of compensation advisory voting practices, the “Say
on Pay 2009” clearinghouse web site
has been expanded to provide separate “Focus” sections for specific
expertise or viewpoints you may find useful. Each viewpoint section will be
chaired by a recognized leader to guide the definition of relevant issues
and respond to your questions or suggestions.
Focus sections are now listed, with links to their main pages, at the top of
the right column on each page of the SOP 2009 web site. We’ve started with
Corporate secretaries – Chair: Douglas K. Chia, Senior
Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of
Johnson & Johnson; member of the Shareholder Forum’s Program Panel for
“Say on Pay.”
Board members – Chair: James Kristie, Editor and Associate
Directors & Boards.
Say on Pay advocates – Chair: Timothy Smith, Senior Vice
President and Director of Socially Responsive Investment,
Walden Asset Management; founding leader of the “Working Group”
organized in 2007 to advocate “Say on Pay.”
You’ll see that these sections allow you to enter comments, and that you can
do so anonymously if desired. Please make use of this feature to let the
chairperson know what interests you.
Please also tell me what other viewpoints you would find useful. We plan to
add several more of these Focus sections, and will appreciate your advice of
both expertise and timing priorities.
GL – April 17, 2009
Lutin & Company
575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022