Awards & Recognition

Named as The Agenda Compensation 100: Top Board Candidates With Pay-Setting Skills

Agenda - A Financial Times Service

October 2012

The hottest seat in today’s corporate boardroom may well be on the compensation committee. Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act, these directors must now persuade shareholders that executive pay aligns fairly with performance. If they fail, their company could lose its say-on-pay vote. And in several cases where shareholders disapproved of pay, they have sued the board. 

So for Agenda’s third annual directory of qualified board candidates with important skills, we offer the Compensation 100: a book with the names and profiles of 100 board-ready professionals who would make terrific comp committee members. They come from all over the U.S. and represent industries from finance to consumer packaged goods to transportation. In addition: 

• 40% have public-company board experience 

• Nearly a quarter are CEOs of either public or private companies   

• More than a fifth are HR professionals 

Each profile includes the candidate’s leadership experience, compensation-setting expertise, board service if any, education, and contact information. The guide makes it easy for nominating and governance committees to search for potential directors who would be a great fit for their own board. 

© Melissa Means 2013