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Nashville: Holiday Meeting December 2018

December 06, 2018

7:30-9:30 AM

Event Contact

Tommy Swindle


Tractor Supply Company
5401 Virginia Way
Brentwood TN, 37027
Flip or Flop: Communication Makeover Edition

Speaker Information

John Hammond is an Associate Partner with Aon’s Global Equity Services leading the Communications Practice which focuses primarily on employee education in the equity compensation space. John was the founder and CEO of bendystraw llc which Aon acquired in 2017. John has been in equity compensation since 1999, originally beginning with Great Lakes Strategies in 1999, and then with several other providers until forming bendystraw in 2014. Prior to joining the industry, John was a financial planner and advisor for 10 years.

John has been a speaker at a variety of stock plan meetings and conferences on a wide range of issues surrounding equity compensation, communication, administration, and reporting requirements. John has been an active member of NASPP since attending his first national conference in 1999 and every conference since (2018 marks his 20th NASPP conference). John has also served in a variety of NASPP roles including officer roles and president of both the Philadelphia and Carolina chapters. John also served as a member of the NASPP Executive Advisory Committee for 6 years and received a NASPP 10 year service award in 2017.

John earned his Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation in 2000 and served on the CEP Advisory Board from 2010 – 2017 and chaired the board from 2013 – 2014. John is also known as a published stock plan poet and host of the #1 animated talk show in equity compensation, “Amongst the Shrubbery.”  

Event Details

Please join us for our NASPP Nashville chapter holiday meeting on December 6th. There will be a holiday themed networking breakfast with fun games and prizes. We are also excited to have John Hammond from Aon Equity Services joining us to present on employee communications and stock plan education. 

Flip or Flop: Communication Makeover Edition. When equity plan managers tackle their toughest jobs as administrator, vendor manager and compliance officer, they often forget the forget the finishing touches that make stock plans sellable to their participant clients: education. Poor communication and education programs make plans ineffective and employee understanding left out at the curb. Do you ever ask yourself, how can I ‘bring to life’ my equity communications? Make 2019 the year you embrace employee engagement and understanding. In this session, we will cover tips and tools for both the do-it-yourselfer and those who need a little help. No matter your budget or needs, you are sure to walk away with tips and ideas to improve your employee education programs.

7:30 - 8:30 AM: Holiday Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Presentation and Q&A

Tractor Supply Company
5401 Virginia Way
Brentwood TN, 37027

Suggestion: please park in the large parking lot behind the Tractor Supply building. 

The meeting is free and open to NASPP members and guest.  We encourage you to please invite your colleagues to attend the meeting as our guest.

Please RSVP by emailing:


Tommy Swindle, CEP
President, NASPP Nashville Chapter


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