Calendar of Upcoming Events for the TWIN CITIES Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:11/6/2014 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Event:Fall Social Event and a Visit From NASPP's Executive Director - Barbara Baksa
Topic:Social Event with Guest Speaker Barbara Baksa presenting "Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Stock Plan Education Program"
Location:Grant Thornton 3100 US Bank Plaza North 200 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact:Donna Bailey
Contact Phone:(952) 475-4305

We are holding our annual social event a bit earlier this year and are very pleased to have the NASPP Executive Director, Barbara Baksa, join us to celebrate another fine year of local programs and member networking. 

The meeting will begin with a 3:00 p.m. check in and networking hour followed at 4:00 p.m. by Barbara's presentation, "Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Stock Plan Education Program," then refreshments and networking from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Program:  This refreshing and highly interactive, audience-driven session will highlight creative ways that companies can improve their stock plan education program.  Presented in a game-show format, this session will highlight innovations such as a stock plan newsletter, leveraging focus groups, employee testimonials, using better examples, using automated email replies, and much more.  This may be the most fun presentation you attend all year.

The Speaker: Barbara A. Baksa, CEP Executive Director - National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Barbara has over 20 years’ experience in equity compensation and currently serves as Executive Director for the NASPP.  She is a frequent speaker on equity compensation related topics, has contributed chapters to four books on equity compensation, and authored “Accounting for Equity Compensation,” published by the NCEO.  Barbara also serves as editor of The NASPP Advisor and contributing editor of The Corporate Executive and is a member of the CEP Advisory Board.

Registration: To register, please complete the registration form below and send us a quick email RSVP to let us know you are planning to attend. Our email address is

You will also find a map and directions to Grant Thornton's offices, along with parking information in the attached file below.

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Continuing Education Credits: 1 CEP ()
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Date and Time:12/4/2014 Registration 7:30 Meeting 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Event:NASPP TwinCities Chapter Breakfast Meeting
Topic:Employee Mobility and a World of Challenges: Steps to Take Control of a Mobile, Global Workforce
Location:Minneapolis Women's Club 410 Oak Grove Street Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact:Donna Bailey - Chapter President
Contact Phone:952-475-4305

Description:  Business is global. The most successful companies need to mobilize talent quickly to capitalize on opportunity – and they can’t let tax and regulatory challenges stand in their way. But those challenges are real.  As governments around the world seek to augment revenue streams in the wake of the financial crisis, audits of both nationally based and foreign companies are on the rise. And given government willingness to take punitive action, tracking your global workforce and correctly withholding taxes is essential.

Join us and our presenter, Don Drybrough, Vice President, Corporate Solutions - Solium for this informative program.

Registration: To register complete and send the attached registration form, along with your payment of $30 to the address on the form. You may also pay by check or credit card at the door on the day of the meeting, but we would ask that you send us a brief RSVP email to the following to let us know you are planning to attend.


Speaker Bio: DON DRYBROUGH, Vice President, Corporate Solutions – Solium

Don Drybrough specializes in Shareworks and all its related areas, including equity, share purchase, brokerage, money movement, expensing for GAAP, IFRS 2 and FAS 123R (ASC 718). Don also works with new and existing clients on launching and implementing plans and equity initiatives.

Don has more than 10 years of experience in equity administration with Solium in both Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Solium, he spent 10 years working for transfer agents. Don has a bachelor's degree in economics from Carleton University and has completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC).

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