How long have you been a member of the NASPP?
Kelly Winfield: 3 years
How did you end up in stock compensation?
Kelly Winfield: I’ve been in the Finance & Accounting dept at Legg Mason for over 12 years. Once I learn everything I can in one area of the dept, I move on to another area as opportunities arise. In 2010, an opportunity to manage the Comp group arose and I took it. This led me to the wonderful world of stock compensation, executive comp, proxy disclosures, deferred comp arrangements, etc.
What would you be if you didn’t work in stock compensation?
Kelly Winfield: I'd still be an accountant working for Legg Mason, just in a different group (but much less fulfilled!)
What was your college or university major?
Kelly Winfield: Accounting
What are your favorite things to do when you aren’t working?
Kelly Winfield: Spending time with my friends and family
Name one item you couldn’t do your job without:
Kelly Winfield: A calculator
How has being a member of the NASPP helped you?
Kelly Winfield: It's given me access to various resources. I can research topics and seek advice on new regulations.
What is your favorite NASPP resource?
Kelly Winfield: Q&A Discussion Forum