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Calendar of Upcoming Events for the TWIN CITIES Chapter

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Date and Time:5/11/2017 Breakfast 7:30, Meeting 8 - 9:00 a.m.
Event:JOINT NASPP Twin Cities Chapter and Twin Cities Compensation Network Meeting
Topic:Are Private Equity Practices the Next Step for Public Company Executive Compensation?
Location:Wells Fargo Center, 90 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, 3rd Floor, Trixie room Location information: When you come in the main entrance to the bank (corner of 6th & Marquette), you’ll see the stage coach in the teller/foyer area. Walk straight ahead to the first elevator bank and go up to the 3rd floor. When you come out of the elevator, you’ll see the reception desk, go through the glass door and make a right to hook back to the Trixie room.
Contact:Derek Arisian - Chapter President
Contact Phone:612-667-2424
Contact Email:derek.arisian@wellsfargo.com
Description:

The regulatory oversight of executive pay - proxy advisory firm policies, rules issued from the SEC, additional disclosure requirements - along with pressures to establish more rigorous executive pay for performance continues unabated. At the same time, we have more executives across Corporate America participating in compensation plans formed by private equity (PE) firm philosophies and practices. And activist investors are asserting their pay philosophies in public company Boardrooms. 

The presentation will cover how PE and public company executive stock incentive plan practices differ - ownership requirements, granting practices, the portfolio of awards and the performance metrics used to vest awards – and offer suggestions as to how PE company practices might help strengthen public company executive pay programs and address the many external pressures. 

To Register: Send your RSVP email to voves.michael@dorsey.com 

Presenter: Donald Nemerov, Managing Director - FGMK, LLC

Don has more than 25 years of experience designing executive compensation and pay-for-performance programs, as well as advising management and board of public, private and tax exempt companies.   Prior to joining FGMK, he spent the last 20 years working for Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, and most recently, Grant Thornton.

Don has worked with companies across virtually every industry and size on total compensation benchmarking, annual and long-term incentive plans including equity incentives, phantom stock, and non-qualified deferred compensation. Don has also worked with numerous clients on regulatory matters, including ASC 718, Section 409A, Section 280G and SEC proxy/CD&A disclosure.

Don is a frequent speaker and has published numerous thought leadership articles on topics related to executive compensation and pay-for-performance. He has an M.A., Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota and a B.S., Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of NASPP and WorldatWork.

 

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Date and Time:7/13/2017 Check-in/breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Presentations: 8 – 9
Event:TwinCities NASPP Chapter Meeting
Topic:Transfer Agent Basics and Current Issues Update such as T+2
Location:Dorsey & Whitney LLP 15th Floor 50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact:Derek Arisian with any questions
Contact Phone:612-667-2424
Contact Email:derek.arisian@wellsfargo.com
Description:

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to stock administration, if you work with stock (private or public), or if you just want a better understanding of what a transfer agent does, you won’t want to miss this program. 

We’ll address topics such as:

  • A transfer agent’s relationship with a publicly-traded company
  • Describe the services provided by a Transfer Agent
  • Explain the difference between registered shareholders and beneficial shareholders
  • The medallion guarantee stamp
  • DWAC’s and Share Movement through the DRS Profile System
  • Lost Shareowners
  • Cost Basis and the difference between covered and non-covered securities
  • Current issues in the transfer agent world that will or may impact companies, such as T + 2

Registration: This meeting is free of charge. To reserve your seat, send an RSVP email to  voves.michael@dorsey.com

 Presenters: Dan Loeffler  -  Relationship Manager Wells Fargo & Company

                     Chris Ward - Relationship Manager Wells Fargo & Company

Dan Loeffler is a relationship manager with Shareowner Services. As a relationship manager, Dan is responsible for managing transfer agent relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction through implementation of stock transfer products that meet customer needs.

Dan became a relationship manager in April of 2010. Prior to his current position, Dan served as a regional services business analyst within Regional Private Banking. He joined the team as a private client associate in 2006. Dan joined Wells Fargo in 2004 as a personal banker in Retail Banking. Prior to Wells Fargo, Dan worked as a mortgage loan consultant at an outside financial services firm.

He has been a Wells Fargo WOW Council Member and a Junior Achievement Volunteer, helping a nonprofit organization educate and inspiring youth to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve their quality of life.

Chris Ward is a relationship manager with Shareowner Services. He is responsible for managing transfer agent relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction through implementation of stock transfer products that meet customer needs.

Chris joined the Wells Fargo Shareowner Services in 2009. Prior to joining the Relationship Management team Chris served as an associate with our American Depository Receipts group and as an account manager supporting clients completing mergers, acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, and other corporate events. Chris has a bachelor of science in business administration from Drake University.

Parking:           Free parking is available on a first-come, first served basis.  To park in Dorsey’s client parking, from 6th Street enter the 50 South Sixth Street building through the public parking ramp (going up, not down).  At the top of the ramp, follow the sign private parking.  At the gate, press the intercom for reception, tell the receptionist you are attending the NASPP meeting and the gate will open.  Park in the available client parking spots and proceed to the 15th floor, where the receptionist will direct you to the Conference Room.

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Date and Time:9/21/2017 Registration 3:30, Presentation 4, Networking 5:00
Event:NASPP Twin Cities Chapter Fall Social Event with Special Guest Speaker Michael Melbinger
Topic:Executive Compensation
Location:Grant Thornton, US Bank Plaza North, 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact:Derek Arisian with any questions
Contact Phone:612-667-2424
Contact Email:derek.arisian@wellsfargo.com
Description:

The meeting will begin with a 3:30 p.m. check in and networking period followed at 4:00 p.m. by our speaker's presentation, then refreshments and networking from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration: This meeting is free of charge. To reserve your seat, send an RSVP email to  voves.michael@dorsey.com

Speaker: Michael S. Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Mike Melbinger is a partner in Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice of the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law. 

Mike practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefit issues for corporations, partnerships, executives, boards of directors and fiduciaries. He also handles the benefits and compensation issues in litigation, bankruptcy, change in control, and public offering situations.

Mike is the author of the CCH treatise Executive Compensation, the American Bankers Association's Compliance Guide to Employee Benefit Trusts, and more than 70 articles on executive compensation and employee benefits topics. He is also on the editorial board of The Corporate Executive, myNQDC.com and Practical Tax Strategies, and writes "Melbinger's Compensation Blog," the oldest and most widely read on the topic, for Compensation Standards.com.

Mike received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1983. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Illinois College of Law.

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Date and Time:12/7/2017 Breakfast 7:30, Meeting 8 - 9:00 a.m.
Event:NASPP Twin Cities Chapter Meeting
Topic:Executive Compensation Tax Technical Overview
Location:UnitedHealth Care Building - 9700 Conference Center (2nd floor) in Conference Room 233. The address is 9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343. General Parking for guests is available in the employee parking ramp.
Contact:Derek Arisian - Chapter President
Contact Phone:612-667-2424
Contact Email:derek.arisian@wellsfargo.com
Description:

The presentation will cover an overview of IRC Sections 280G, 162(m) and 409A at a high level and discuss implications and application from an in-house corporate practitioner’s perspective.

To Register: Send your RSVP email to voves.michael@dorsey.com 

Presenter: Steward Nigg - Senior Director of Executive Compensation

Stewart Nigg is currently the Senior Director of Executive Compensation at UnitedHealth Group.  His current role includes responsibilities related to design and administering compensation plans / arrangements for Section 16 and top ~500 executives in the UHG organization, equity compensation across the enterprise and certain M&A matters.  Prior to joining UHG in 2015, Stewart was a senior manager at EY in the National Compensation and Benefits practice where his primary responsibilities included assessing and quantifying executive compensation and benefit issues / risks arising in corporate transactions, designing annual and long-term incentive arrangements and advising on the impact of various Internal Revenue Code Sections covering compensation and benefits including 280G, 162(m) and 409A.

Stewart is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A.in Accounting.  He received his J.D. with honors from William Mitchell College of Law.

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