May 8: Panel on executive compensation

Weinberg Center to host panel of experts on executive compensation


11:18 a.m., April 27, 2012--Citigroup's shareholders recently rejected its executive compensation program, and executive compensation continues to be a hot topic at the national level. 

Top academics, executives, judges, lawyers and governance experts will gather to discuss the topic on Tuesday, May 8, in a panel discussion presented by the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance in UD's Lerner College of Business and Economics. 

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The panel, entitled "Punting Peer Groups: Resolving the Compensation Conundrum," will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 8, in Room 125 of Lerner Hall. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, contact Alba Bates at

Participating will be Kenneth Bertsch, chairman and CEO, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals; William Chandler, partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and former chancellor of the Court of Chancery; Michael Davis, senior vice president, global human resources, General Mills; Bonnie Hill, co-founder of Icon BLUE and director, California Water Service Group, AK Steel Holding Corp., Home Depot Inc. and Yum Brands Inc.; Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery; Ira Kay, managing partner, Pay Governance; Thomas L. Kelly, general partner, CHB Capital Partners and director, Ensco, PLC; Aeisha Mastagni, Investment Office, CalSTRS; Robert McCormick, chief policy officer, Glass Lewis; Patrick McGurn, special counsel, ISS-MSCI; Robert Rock, chairman and publisher, Directors and Boards, and director Alberto-Culver Co., Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Quaker Chemical Co., Advanta Corp.; David Swinford, president and CEO, Pearl Meyer & Partners Inc.; and Lopa Zielinski, director of corporate governance and senior counsel, TIAA-CREF. 

Moderating the panel will be Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. 

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