About the NASPP

Dedicated to Education, Resources, Community and Guidance for Equity Compensation Professionals

About the NASPP

The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals is the world’s first, largest and most-respected association for the equity and executive compensation professional community. For more than two decades, the NASPP has served as the leading provider of expert guidance, resources and education advancing the practice of stock plan professionals. The NASPP community totals more than 6,000 members globally, and over 30 affiliated chapters within the United States.

Our members come from a range of industries, backgrounds and experience levels, including professionals in compensation, human resources, stock plan administration and strategic design, securities and tax law, corporate governance, accounting, government, transfer agencies, stock brokerages, software and technology.

Our Mission

The NASPP is committed to enriching the professional skills and knowledge of its members, and to advance and advocate for the stock plan profession, through education, networking, thought leadership and information exchange.

NASPP Staff

Barbara Baksa

Executive Director

Barbara Baksa serves as Executive Director for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).  She is a frequent speaker on equity compensation related topics, has authored numerous white papers and articles on stock compensation and has contributed chapters to four books on equity compensation. Barbara is also the author of the book “Accounting for Equity Compensation,” published by the National Center for Employee Ownership and a required text for the Certified Equity Professionals exam. Barbara also serves as editor of The NASPP Advisor and co-editor of The Corporate Executive.
 
Barbara began her career in equity compensation over 20 years ago. She is a Certified Equity Professional, member of the Curriculum Committee and the Advisory Board of the CEP Institute at Santa Clara University, and an Executive Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. Barbara has a BA in English from the University of Iowa.

Denise Childs

Managing Director

Jennifer Namazi

Content Director

Jennifer is the Content Director for the NASPP, a role in which she is responsible for delivering high value thought leadership and content to the NASPP community. Jennifer co-authors the NASPP Blog, contributes to the The NASPP Advisor newsletter and is host of the NASPP's Equity Expert podcast.

Prior to joining the NASPP, Jennifer worked as both a project manager and Director in the Strategic Solutions division 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 stock administration positions within several publicly traded companies.

Ms. Namazi is a Certified Equity Professional. She is the current Treasurer for the DC/MD/VA chapter of the NASPP, and is a past member of the Advisory Board of the CEP Institute at Santa Clara University.

Brian Stovall

Director, Relationship Mgmt

Brian is responsible for managing existing business relationships, developing new partnerships, annual Conference exhibition and sponsorship sales, and service provider memberships.  Brian has over 20 years of experience in the stock compensation industry, served as chapter president for the Phoenix NASPP Chapter for seven years, and oversaw the NASPP’s South Region as Regional Representative for two years.  He, like many notable colleagues, got his start with ShareData.  Brian has held various sales and relationship management roles at Etrade, Charles Schwab and Fidelity.  He is passionate about taking care of his clients and looks forward to reunions with his many friends in the industry, most notably at the NASPP’s annual Conference.

Executive Advisory Committee

The Executive Advisory Committee advises the NASPP on policies and programs as well as the general direction of the organization. Seats on the Committee are reserved for four chapter presidents (one from each region), the regional representatives, and specified NASPP Conference sponsors. All other seats are awarded at the discretion of the NASPP staff, based on support of and involvement with the NASPP. The Committee is comprised of members from issuers, service providers, and regions of the United States.
Judy Ash
Executive Advisory Committee

Certent Inc

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Nupur Bahal
Executive Advisory Committee

UBS Financial Services Inc

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Donna Bailey
Executive Advisory Committee

Morgan Stanley

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Amit Banker
Executive Advisory Committee

EY

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Tami Bohm
Executive Advisory Committee

Radian Group Inc

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Kurt Bremer
Executive Advisory Committee

Morgan Stanley

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Michael Bussa
Executive Advisory Committee

KPMG LLP

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Emily Cervino
Executive Advisory Committee

Fidelity Investments

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Susan Daley
Executive Advisory Committee

Perkins Coie LLP

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Kate Daniels
Executive Advisory Committee

Fair Isaac Corporation

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Paz Dizon
Executive Advisory Committee

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc

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Elizabeth Dodge
Executive Advisory Committee

Equity Plan Solutions LLC

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Pam Ellis
Executive Advisory Committee

Shareworks by Morgan Stanley

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AmyLynn Flood
Executive Advisory Committee

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Alex Florea
Executive Advisory Committee

CEP Institute

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Alex Florea
Executive Advisory Committee

CEP Institute

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Joel Gerringer
Executive Advisory Committee

Charles Schwab

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Jill Gilmer
Executive Advisory Committee

Acuity Brands Inc

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James Humza
Executive Advisory Committee

Bank of America

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Daniel Kapinos
Executive Advisory Committee

Aon Rewards Solutions

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Arthur Meyers
Executive Advisory Committee

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

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Asante Noel Spurgeon
Executive Advisory Committee

TD Ameritrade

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Joseph Purdy Jr
Executive Advisory Committee

Shareworks by Morgan Stanley

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Louis Rorimer
Executive Advisory Committee

Jones Day

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Craig Rubino
Executive Advisory Committee

E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services

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Robyn Shutak
Executive Advisory Committee

Computershare

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Peter Simeonidis
Executive Advisory Committee

Deloitte Tax LLP

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Aimee Soodan
Executive Advisory Committee

Baker McKenzie

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Jule Torre
Executive Advisory Committee

Applied Materials Inc

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James Tozer
Executive Advisory Committee

E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services

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Billy Vitense
Executive Advisory Committee

Starbucks Coffee Company

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Thomas Welk
Executive Advisory Committee

Cooley LLP

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Joanne Wendler
Executive Advisory Committee

Tetra Tech

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Scott Witz
Executive Advisory Committee

W W Grainger Inc

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Regional Chapter Representatives

Regional Representatives serve as a liaison between the local NASPP chapters and the national organization, providing guidance to the chapter in their region and helping to establish new chapters. Regional representatives are appointed by the NASPP staff; outstanding service as a chapter president is a qualification for this role. 

Donna Bailey
Regional Chapter Representative

Morgan Stanley

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Tami Bohm
Regional Chapter Representative

Radian Group Inc

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Pam Ellis
Regional Chapter Representative

Shareworks by Morgan Stanley

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James Tozer
Regional Chapter Representative

E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services

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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the NASPP on technical matters related to stock and executive compensation. Seats on the board are by appointment only, based on support of and involvement with the NASPP.

Bruce Brumberg
Advisory Board

myStockOptions.com

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Bruce Brumberg
Advisory Board

myStockOptions.com

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Edward Burmeister
Advisory Board

Baker McKenzie

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Renee Deming
Advisory Board

Cooley LLP

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Alan Dye
Advisory Board

Hogan Lovells US LLP

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AmyLynn Flood
Advisory Board

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Michael Gettelman
Advisory Board

Gettelman, Michael

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J Sue Morgan
Advisory Board

Perkins Coie LLP

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George Paulin
Advisory Board

Frederic W Cook & Co Inc

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Peter Romeo
Advisory Board

Independent

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Cheryl Spielman
Advisory Board

EY

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Andrew Wilson
Advisory Board

IBERIABANK

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About Us

The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals is the largest and oldest professional association for the stock and executive compensation community, with over two decades of leadership providing expert resources, education and other benefits for our more than 6,000 members across 32 affiliated chapters.

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P.O. Box 21639 Concord, CA 94521-0639 Telephone: (925) 685-9271 Fax: (925) 930-9284

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