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NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellow

Become an NASPP Distinguished Fellow

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Be Recognized as a Leader in Equity Compensation

The NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellows (NDEF) program recognizes accomplished professionals who have made major contributions to the NASPP and the equity compensation community through exemplary volunteer service, leadership, or other extraordinary career achievements.

Your Benefits as a Fellow
  • Use of NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellow (NDEF) Designation 

  • Lifetime membership to NASPP, post retirement

  • Lifetime recognition as NDEF*

  • Listing as NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellow on NASPP website

  • Fellow ribbon on NASPP profile

  • Digital certificate 

  • Membership to Fellows-exclusive online community

  • Preferential NASPP Conference rates

  • Fellows-exclusive NASPP Annual Conference events

  • Opportunity to contribute content to the NASPP

  • Opportunity to present in NASPP programming and Annual Conference 

*Subject to continued compliance with program standards


To be considered as an NASPP Fellow, you must be:

  • An NASPP member for the past five consecutive years 

  • An accomplished professional who has demonstrated leadership in the equity compensation community and among peers

The following factors will also be considered:

  • Personal performance as an equity compensation professional

  • Tenure and level of involvement within the equity compensation community

  • Commitment to and demonstration of actions that drive diversity, inclusion, and equity

  • Integrity, ethics, and respect for others and the profession

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit the following:

  • A personal statement providing the details of your professional experience and contributions to the equity compensation community

  • Your CV/resume

  • Details of your participation in any published articles, research, or speaking engagements

  • Letters of recommendation or other documents you feel would benefit your application

Ongoing Requirements
  • $250/year to maintain Fellow status*

  • Must maintain an active annual NASPP membership

  • Fulfill continuing education requirements

*Fee subject to change. Retired fellows receive lifetime NASPP membership and can apply to have annual Fellow fee waived.