Category: Company Culture

U.S. Board Practices

Harvard Law’s Board Practices Study focuses on traditional board issues and also those which have recently heightened shareholder interest in the boardroom. Governance continues to evolve, but investor focus has been placed on the role of the board as the company’s shareholders’ representative, and how the board’s practices should promote this responsibility. Read more here.

Four Houston Oil Companies Lifted CEO Pay in 2016

Longnecker & Associates’ President, Chris Crawford, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle’s recent article entitled, Four Houston Oil Companies Lifed CEO Pay in 2016. He states, “2017 Proxy statements are being filed, disclosing executive compensation for the last year. Trends are emerging that it was a good year for energy companies bouncing back, and pay… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: L&A Appoints a New Director for Denver

Longnecker & Associates Appoints a New Director for Denver Consulting Firm Enhances Its Team March 29, 2017 Longnecker & Associates, a strategic compensation and corporate governance consulting firm based in Houston, announced exciting internal growth. Todd Henke recently rejoined as a director for their new Denver office, set to open next month, with Ian Keas… Read more »

How Boards Should Evaluate Their Own Performance

“The New York Stock Exchange requires that the boards of all publicly traded corporations conduct a self-evaluation at least annually to determine whether they are functioning effectively. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure that boards are staffed and led appropriately, that board members are effective in fulfilling their obligations, and that reliable processes are… Read more »

Six Tips to Helps Boards Avoid a Crisis

“When an organization fails because of executive malfeasance, it generates a lot of attention. But such situations are actually relatively rare. It’s much more common, though less talked about, for organizations to fail because of ungoverned incompetence. That is, someone does the wrong thing while trying to do the right thing, and organizational systems fail… Read more »

Rewarding Executives for Successful Bank M&A

“Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can create significant value for shareholders. Accordingly, bank executives should be rewarded when completing and integrating successful transactions. However, in today’s environment of heightened executive pay scrutiny, some approaches to providing additional compensation for M&A can result in criticism from shareholders and advisory firms such as Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass… Read more »

10 Key Findings That Impact Board Performance

“Overseeing a company is no small task. Disruptive technologies are changing corporate business models, geopolitical turmoil is impacting supply chains and investment opportunities, and increased regulatory complexity is affecting innovation. Institutional investors and shareholder activists are also playing a more powerful role shaping corporate governance. But no one more than board directors have to keep… Read more »

Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value?

Check out our latest L&A original article (L&A_LBlast_Article1_082616_HR) “Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value?”, that was featured in our August L-Blast newsletter. It was written by Ian Keas, Chris Crawford, and Brent Longnecker. If you’d like to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter containing important news in executive compensation and corporate governance, please… Read more »

Choosing a Strategic Compensation Consultant

By Brent Longnecker, Kevin Kuschel, & Josh Whittaker With compensation issues and scenarios being dissected under the public microscope, board members, executives and advisors are being scrutinized like never before. This increasingly complex environment heightens the need for credible, strategic-thinking, governance-minded compensation experts and, equally critical, the need for a solid process for selecting those… Read more »