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Barbara Baksa, CEP

Executive Director


Barbara Baksa serves as Executive Director for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP). In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she oversees all NASPP member programs and services, including the NASPP Annual Conference, online educational programs, webcasts on current developments, website content, surveys and research, regional chapters, and industry involvement.

Barbara is a frequent speaker on equity compensation related topics and has authored numerous articles on stock compensation, contributed chapters to several books on equity compensation, and authored the book “Accounting for Equity Compensation,” published by the National Center for Employee Ownership. Barbara also serves as editor of The NASPP Advisor and co-editor of The Corporate Executive.

Barbara began her career in equity compensation over fifteen years ago. She is a Certified Equity Professional and a member of the Advisory Board of the CEP Institute at Santa Clara University. Barbara has a BA in English from the University of Iowa.

Jennifer Namazi, CEP

Editorial Director


Jennifer recently joined the NASPP as the Editorial Director. Prior to joining the NASPP, Jennifer was the Director of Strategic Solutions for consulting firm Stock & Option Solutions, where she was responsible for engaging with clients on a number of stock plan strategic initiatives, including best practices, IPOs, communications, and new plan implementation. Jennifer has also held various equity compensation related positions with several publicly traded companies including Adaptec, Broadcom, Sicor Pharmaceuticals, and Oakley, Inc.

Ms. Namazi is a Certified Equity Professional (CEP). She is a past Program Chair for the San Francisco chapter of the NASPP, and served on the CEP Advisory Board from 2002 – 2009.