Category: Corporate Governance

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

On the blog today, we feature this April’s L-Blast, featuring current topics in executive compensation and corporate governance. The first article is an L&A original regarding media bias when it comes to compensation. We at L&A point out the relative comparisons that deal with these issues daily and offer a few points for perspective. The second… Read more »

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.

Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI Plans

We came across a recent report that we thought would be interesting to our readers. With the debate growing on whether or not TSR measures are the best approach for performance-based long-term incentives, this study highlights and discusses some other metric alternatives and their real-time market practice. Check out Return on Capital Grows in Popularity in LTI… Read more »

Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry

Our Chairman & CEO, Brent Longnecker, was recently quoted in this article, Bonus Targets Can Be Real Easy for Bosses in a Volatile Industry, that uses the example of US Steel’s bonus payouts to discuss easy compensation targets that are set for executives – a long-time complaint of shareholders. The economy is constantly changing, so it… Read more »

The Role of Executive Pay in Promoting Responsible Business

While pay isn’t the only way to attract, retain, and motivate employees, the demand for transparency from shareholders and increased regulations have put executive pay under more scrutiny than ever before. This article reinforces that properly designed pay packages are critical, discusses rising compensation trends and current proposals for reform, and gives us a quick… Read more »

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 »

How to Better Communicate Peer Group Selection & Board Composition

With the 2017 proxy season upon us, this article from Boardroom Resources discusses best practices for communicating two critical components within the CD&A: peer group selection and board composition. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for either disclosure, this article presents some relevant alternatives for company leaders to consider.  We believe it is important that boards… 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 »

MARCH L-BLAST: Our Top 10 Compensation Articles | 2017 Industry Compensation Surveys

Longnecker & Associates sends out a monthly newsletter called the LBlast regarding hot topics surrounding executive compensation and corporate governance. In our March LBlast, we share a special L&A piece featuring our Top 10 Compensation Articles, which our team composed to cover executive pay, compensation landmines, the formula vs. discretionary bonus payout debate, reasonable compensation,… Read more »