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NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellow

Recognition for your achievements in equity compensation

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2024. Sign up to be notified when NDEF applications are next accepted this fall.

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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

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.

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


*No longer accepting applications for 2024. Sign up to be notified when applications are next accepted.

NASPP Distinguished Equity Fellows

Kimberly Arnold

Kimberly Arnold, CEP, FGE
United Health Group
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Barbara Baksa

Barbara Baksa, CEP
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Tami Bohm

Tami Bohm, CEP
Radian Group
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Anthony Bove

Anthony Bove, CEP
Charles Schwab
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Emily Cervino

Emily Cervino, CEP, FGE
Fidelity Investments
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Cherie Curry

Cherie Curry, CEP, FGE
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Kimberlyn Diemer

Kimberlyn Diemer
Take Stock LLC
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Tammy Grossinger

Tammy Grossinger, CEP, CBP
United Health Group
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Sherri Hudson

Sherri Hudson, CEP
Iron Mountain
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Takis Makridis

Takis Makridis, CEP
Equity Methods
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Lori Serrano

Lori Serrano, CEP, FGE
Outset Medical
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Laura Shields

Laura Shields
Bright Health Group
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Liz Stoudt

Liz Stoudt, CEP, ASA
Infinite Equity
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Tommy Swindle

Tommy Swindle, CEP, FGE
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David Thomas

Dave Thomas, ACEBC
Wilson Sonsini et al
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Marlene Zobayan

Marlene Zobayan, EA, CEP
Rutlen Associates LLC
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