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Connecticut: February 2021 Chapter Webinar

February 23, 2021

1:00PM ET - 2:30PM ET

Event Contact

Joseph Purdy, Chapter President
Join us for our first chapter event, a virtual one, for 2021 in February 2021!

Speaker Information

Kenneth Astarita, CEP
Computershare Employee Share Plans
Ken is a senior relationship manager (RM) with Computershare Employee Share Plans organization. As senior RM, Ken is responsible for ensuring his clients overall satisfaction with their existing Computershare services, serving as primary escalation point for client issues, and acting as an information resource to assist clients with plan design, corporate actions or regulatory changes. He is intimately familiar with the issues plan sponsors face designing, implementing, and administering a global equity plan.
Ken has more than 20 years of experience working with corporate equity plans. Prior to joining Computershare in 2007, he spent 10 years with Citigroup, with the last 8 in their stock plan services group managing Fortune 500 companies. Ken also spent 4 years with Bankers Trust Company and 8 years with AT&T.
Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and holds an MBA from Babson College.  He earned his CEP certificate in 2012 and serves on the Board of the Connecticut NASPP Chapter.
Mary Beth Anastasio, CEP
Computershare Employee Share Plans
Mary Beth is a senior client relationship manager with Computershare Employee Share Plans. In this role, Mary Beth is responsible for the overall management, retention and growth of a group of employee stock purchase plans and equity plans. She ensures that all services and products are delivered in a timely, professional and high-quality manner and develops strategies to enhance and strengthen these partnerships.
Mary Beth has been with Computershare for 12 years and has been working in equity services for the past 22 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies from the University of Albany, State University of N.Y. and a Master’s of Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Mary Beth has completed level 1 of the Certified Equity Professional (CEP).

Event Details


The Connecticut NASPP would like you to join us for our first chapter event of 2021... a virtual event through a Zoom meeting.  This event is being hosted through the NASPP's Zoom account and presented by Computershare.  Take some time to learn something new, earn continuing education credits and hear from the experts from teh comfort and safety of your homes! 

Understanding The Participation Decision
If you offer an ESPP or some other type of contributory plan, the key to its success is high participation. And the key to getting high participation is understanding what drives that decision for employees. Drawing upon new research conducted by Computershare, this webinar will look at what the key factors are that affect an employee's decision to participate. You’ll also get real-world tips on what you can do to drive better participation in your own plans.

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