The Evolution of Corporate Governance (Podcast)

We want to share this podcast interview with our readers. Ann Yerger, a fellow expert in our industry, shares about the evolution of corporate governance that she has seen over her 30-year career. Listen to the audio interview here.


A Surprising Definition of Board Independence

Board independence is an increasing focal point for investors, proxy advisors and corporate issuers, especially now as companies go through their annual shareholder meetings. With that in mind, we thought this article from the Financial Times relevant for our community as it highlights a recent study on director independence and its impact on governance.


Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Directors

We believe this article by Harvard regarding cybersecurity for boards is worthwhile for our readers. When it comes to the board’s role in risk oversight, it is imperative for directors to stay ahead of the curve. Since it can be difficult to identify upcoming risks, this article discusses prioritizing three specific areas based on emerging… Read more »


Brent Longnecker Speaking at Gulf Coast Symposium This Thursday!

The Top 10 Compensation Issues Facing You Thursday, May 11 | 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (repeats 10:00 AM session) NRG Center (Houston, TX) – Room 604 Speaker: Brent Longnecker The HR function has been changing over the years. More businesses are realigning the role of HR so they can best manage and grow their… Read more »


Here’s What You Need to Know About President Trump Proposed Massive Tax Cut

President Trump has made tax reform one of his main priorities, and he is proposing a massive tax cut. This article details what changes are being proposed. In response to this article, our Chairman & CEO, Brent Longnecker, stated,  “This is important to know – especially the AMT that effects ISOs and the Corporate rate…. Read more »


Here’s Why Executive Pay Gets a Bum Rap

We found this article and thought our readers might be interested in why executive pay gets a bad rap. The media typically looks at a total compensation number and reports it without the appropriate context, so it’s easy to understand why executive pay is often misrepresented; and politics and optics mostly amplify this misunderstanding. However, when people… Read more »


The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

This article is about executive compensation being highly controversial with most Americans feeling that CEO compensation among large publicly traded corporations is a problem. This article goes in depth to discuss how executive compensation practices have changed in the recent years, metrics to link management pay to company performance as well as many other comparisons.


L&A Original Article: Compensation Media Bias

An article was recently published regarding the CEO of a not for profit, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Judith Hayward, the CEO, is reported to have received a $650,000 retirement package after 19 years of service. The author highlights the problematic excessive payment and the anger of some company employees. In the author’s words, “this… Read more »


April 2017 L-BLAST: Compensation Media Bias | How Public Outrage Affects CEO Pay | The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

Dear All, We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. It is hard to believe we will be in May next week and proxy season will almost be over. We have some great reads for you this month that we hope you will enjoy. The first article is an L&A original regarding… Read more »


For Unprecedented 7th Year in a Row, L&A Named One of the Best Companies to Work For in Texas

For an unprecedented seventh year in a row, Longnecker & Associates was named one of the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. Out of the 100 companies given this distinction, L&A landed in the top 10 this year. Established in 2006, this awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of… Read more »