Corporate Secretary’s annual Corporate Governance Awards is the premier event for the governance, risk and compliance community. On Thursday, November 11, 2021 we brought together more than 250 industry professionals to celebrate the best of the best in the world of governance.
For our awards, individuals and companies had the opportunity to nominate themselves or others, free of charge, for a variety of key aspects of GRC.
More information about the categories, criteria, and judging process can be found below.
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"It is important that the good work done by many members of the corporate governance community be highlighted, and I particularly appreciate the opportunity for recognition offered to smaller companies and rising stars."
"The awards are external validation for the work being done by the governance groups within companies whose work might go unseen by the average employee. Having a physical trophy is a good representation of the hard work of those teams"
For our awards, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of corporate governance professionals and Corporate Secretary editorial team members.
We are delighted to announce the winners for this year's awards.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Robert Half International
United States Steel Corporation
Philip Morris International
SL Green Realty Corp
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Willis Towers Watson
First Horizon Bank
Willis Towers Watson
The Allstate Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Orion Engineered Carbons
Bank of America
The Allstate Corporation
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Victor Miller, Honeywell International
Kate Brennan, Marsh McLennan
Keir Gumbs, Uber Technologies
Derek Windham, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Richard Buchband, ManpowerGroup
Evelyn Crane-Oliver, Robert Half International
Bank of America
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Robert Half International
Bruna Lawant, Amyris
Allison Mahaney, First Northwest Bancorp
Justine Bensussen, Nuance Communications
The judging process consists of three simple phases:
Phase one: Once the entry deadline has passed, the Corporate Secretary editorial team reviews all submissions and produces the short list
Phase two: The short-listed entries are shared with an independent judging panel made up of industry experts. The judges review each short-listed entry and select their top two picks per category
Phase three: The judges come together to discuss, debate and select the final list of winners who will go on to win an award
The judges’ votes are not made public, but their comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. Judges are not required to make comments against every submission.
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We are pleased to announce that this year’s lifetime achievement award winner is Holly Gregory.
Holly Gregory is co-chair of Sidley Austin LLP’s global Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice, and also co-leads its ESG and Crisis Management teams. She counsels publicly held, private and not-for-profit corporations on the full range of governance issues. While most of the matters she works on are highly confidential, high-profile matters that are in the public record include advising the Business Roundtable on its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation, advising on governance and accountability mechanisms of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to replace U.S. government oversight, and advising the Board of The Pennsylvania State University on governance reforms.
Holly played a key role in drafting the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and has advised the Internal Market Directorate of the European Commission on corporate governance regulation, and the joint OECD/World Bank Global Corporate Governance Forum on governance policy for developing and emerging markets. She also drafted the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Key Agreed Principles of Corporate Governance.
Holly is a founding trustee and current President of The American College of Governance Counsel, and is a member of The American Law Institute. She served as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Corporate Governance Committee, and currently serves on the ABA Business Law Section Council. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and has been a member of multiple NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions.
In addition to her legal practice and policy efforts, Holly has lectured extensively on governance topics and writes the governance column for Practical Law: The Journal. A summa cum laude graduate of New York Law School, she clerked for the Honorable Roger J. Miner, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Holly is widely recognized for her work, including as: among the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” (NACD/Directorship 100), Directorship Magazine, 2021 and all prior years (15 years total); a “Leading Practitioner in Corporate Governance” in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers, 2021 and prior years; and a “Thought Leader” in the Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – M&A and Governance 2020.
A member of the board of directors
Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Frontdoor and Appvion
Anna Catalano manages an active board portfolio, serving as an independent director for public and private corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Willis Towers Watson, Kraton Corporation, HollyFrontier Corporation, Frontdoor and Appvion. Ms Catalano is a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Corporate Directors Institute, and president of the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter. She is co-founder of The World Innovation Network and has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector having served as a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Houston Grand Opera.
With over 30years of corporate experience including 18 years of service on public boards, Ms Catalano is an expert on the topics of board governance and leadership, and an outspoken champion of women in business. Her extensive career spanned three continents in marketing, retail operations and international business development at Amoco and subsequently BP.
Ms Catalanois a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and has been recognized on Fortune’s ranking of ‘The Most Powerful Women in International Business,’ Directors and Boards’ ‘Directors to Watch,’ and Women Inc’s ‘Most Influential Board Directors.’ She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including board governance, leadership, innovation and the advancement of women in business. Her thoughts on various aspects of leadership can be found on her blog, www.shades-of-leadership.com.
Senior advisor on corporate governance & ESG programs
Joan C. Conley is currently a Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance & ESG Programs at Nasdaq, Inc., a role she assumed in January 2021 and a Board Member.
In February 2021, Ms. Conley was elected to the Board of EJF Acquisition Corp., where she also serves as Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. In July, 2021, Ms. Conley was elected to the Board of Tigo Energy, a private company providing smart module technology for the solar industry. Ms. Conley also serves on the Advisory Board of Harvestly.co, an entrepreneurial initiative started by Cal Poly students focused on feeding the community by connecting local farmers and consumers in San Luis Obispo, California. Ms. Conley is a member of Executive Women on Boards (EWOB).
On December 31, 2020 Ms. Conley retired from her role as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Nasdaq, Inc., where she was responsible for the Nasdaq Global Corporate Governance Program and the Nasdaq Global Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program and the Nasdaq Educational Foundation following nineteen years at Nasdaq, Inc. and nineteen years at NASD, now FINRA. In her former role at Nasdaq, Inc. Ms. Conley also served as and Managing Director of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation from 1994 – 2020 a founding Board Member of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center from 2014 – 2020. Ms. Conley is a long-standing mention of entrepreneurial men and women.
Prior to joining Nasdaq, Inc. in 2001, Ms. Conley was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at the NASD (now FINRA) from 1994 – 2001 and the Director of Human Resources from 1986 – 1994, having joined NASD as a Management Trainee in the fall of 1982.
Ms. Conley began her career in 1978 as a Business/Human Resource Analyst at Bentley, Barnes & Lynn Advertising Agency in Chicago, Illinois, and in 1980 moved to Washington D.C. to join the National Academy of Science as a Research Associate/ Writer.
Ms. Conley holds a Master of Science, with honors, in Industrial & Labor Relations from Loyola University of Chicago (1980) and an undergraduate degree (B.A. in Communications and Economics from Dominican University (1978).
A longstanding member of the Society of Corporate Governance Professionals, Ms. Conley is also an initial member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum and a member of the Economic Club of Washington D.C.
In November 2020, Ms. Conley received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Governance and the 2020 Best Proxy Statement for a Large Cap Company Award by Corporate Secretary Magazine. In 2021, Ms. Conley will serve on the panel of judges reviewing submissions for the annual Corporate Governance Awards.
Ms. Conley has served for decades, on the Board and Audit Committees of several non-profit organizations in Washington D.C. including the Board of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.
Executive vice president, general counsel and global head of communications and government affairs
American International Group
Lucy oversees AIG’s global legal, compliance and regulatory groups. She is also global head of communications and government affairs.
Prior to joining AIG, Ms Fato was managing director, head of the Americas and general counsel of Nardello & Co, a global private investigative firm, where she remains on the advisory board.
Previously, Ms Fato was executive vice president and general counsel of S&P Global. Prior to that, Ms Fato was deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Ms Fato began her legal career at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell where she spent 14 years, including five as a partner in the capital markets group.
Ms Fato is a member of the Department of Financial Services state insurance advisory board and a member of the Life Insurance Council of NY board of directors.
Each year since 2018, Ms Fato has been included in NACD Directorship magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the boardroom community. In 2015 and 2017, she was named by Ethisphere magazine as one of the ‘Attorneys Who Matter’ for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics.
Ms Fato serves on the board of directors of Advocates for Children of New York, a non-profit organization that works to ensure a high-quality education for children who are at risk for school-based discrimination or academic failure. She also serves on the board of directors of the Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation, the board of trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and is as a member of the board of the Coalition for the Homeless, the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children.
Senior vice president, secretary and general counsel
Matthew W Geekie is senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Graybar, an employee-owned Fortune 500 distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products. Over the course of his 34-year career, Matt has developed broad-based experience in management, strategic planning, corporate governance and risk management, human resources and M&A. His extensive educational background, proven leadership skills and strategic vision enable him to achieve optimal business results.
Matt began his career in 1987 as a trial attorney defending product liability lawsuits. He took his first in-house position with Siegel-Robert, a family-owned, tier-one supplier to the automotive industry in 1992. While at Siegel-Robert, Matt expanded his skill sets to include labor and employment, as well as M&A. Returning to private practice in 1997 at Peper Martin, Matt built on his M&A experience, began securities work and continued advising clients in the areas of employment and labor relations. In 2000, Matt moved to Emerson Electric as associate general counsel for the Emerson Process Management group of companies. At Emerson, he continued to hone his skills, while taking on responsibilities in corporate governance, export and import compliance and international law. In 2005, Matt became general counsel and secretary of a Berkshire Hathaway company, XTRA Lease, where he became involved in transportation and logistics.
Graybar hired Matt as its associate general counsel in February 2008 with the intent of his succeeding to his current role, which occurred within six months of his hire. In August of 2008, Matt was elected to Graybar’s board of directors and named senior vice president, secretary and general counsel. He sits on Graybar’s executive, audit, compensation, contributions, disclosure, finance, employees’ benefits and information technologies committees. In addition, Matt is chairman of the board of Graybar’s Canadian subsidiary.
Matt holds an undergraduate degree in history and a Juris Doctor, both from Saint Louis University. He has attended executive education and board training at Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Matt currently serves on the board of directors of CK Power, a private company that is a leading manufacturer of power units and power generation solutions, as well as the St Louis/Chicago advisory board of FM Global, a global insurer of commercial real estate.
Matt is a past president of the Saint Louis Zoo Association board of directors, currently siting on its government relations, investment and long-range plan implementation committees, as well as being a member of the zoo’s Marlin Perkins Society. He is also past chairman of the board of directors of the Oasis Institute, a current board member as well as a member of its executive, finance and major gifts committees. In addition, Matt is chairman of the board of the St Louis Community Foundation, chair of its executive and gift acceptance committees, and a member of its finance and audit committee. He is a member of Vistage Worldwide and a former president of the Missouri Law Institute.
Throughout his career Matt has written or spoken on various topics including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, cyber-security and enterprise risk management.
Matt’s experience, business achievements and community involvement helped him earn several recognitions, including OnCon Icon Top 50 Corporate Counsel 2021, Missouri Lawyer’s Media In-House Counsel Award 2017 and the St Louis Business Journal’s Corporate Counsel Award for Innovation 2015. In addition, with Matt’s stewardship, Graybar has been recognized for its excellence in corporate governance by Corporate Secretary for Best Overall Corporate Governance for a Private Company in 2015, 2016, and 2018 and by Private Company Director Magazine in 2019 in the category of Fiduciary Board/Closely Held or Employee-Owned companies.
Associated Banc-corp, ACV Auctions, Hochschild Mining, Legg Mason Closed End Funds
Ms. Kamerick consults and lectures on corporate governance and compliance matters and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and has completed the NACD Director Certification exam. She previously served as CFO of such leading companies as BP Amoco Americas, Leo Burnett, Heidrick & Struggles, and Houlihan Lokey.
She began her career as a lawyer at the law firm of Skadden Arps and she holds a JD and an MBA, with honors, in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago. She holds a BA from Boston College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was valedictorian. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Associated Banc-Corp, ACV Auctions, Hochschild Mining, plc, and 23 closed end Legg Mason mutual funds. She served on the Board of Directors for ServiceMaster and IRI before both companies were purchased by private equity firms. She qualifies as an SEC financial expert and chairs three audit committees and one corporate governance and social responsibility committee.
She was profiled as a Director to Watch in 2016 by Directors and Boards magazine and in The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors. She was named among the Most Influential Corporate Directors for 2019 by Women Inc magazine. She also serves on the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association.
She is a lecturer at University of Chicago Law School, Georgetown Law Center, and University of Iowa College of Law and for the NACD Battlefield to Boardroom board readiness program.
Corporate Secretary & IR Magazine
Ben Ashwell is the editor at IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary, covering investor relations, governance, risk and compliance. Prior to this, he was the founder and editor of Executive Talent, the global quarterly magazine from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Before moving to the US, Ben was the vice president and editor at Executive Grapevine, overseeing a daily news website, ten annual supplements and HR Grapevine, the UK’s leading HR and talent management magazine. In his spare time, Ben writes fiction, poetry and arts and culture reviews. Eyewear Publishing recently named him in their list of the Best New British and Irish Poets.
Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Corporate Secretary, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. He had previously been managing editor of Compliance Reporter since January 2007, covering regulatory and compliance issues affecting broker-dealers and asset management firms. Before that, Ben was editor of International Financial Law Review and IFLR’s Americas editor, working in London and New York.
Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency and generating revenue growth. We power the entire investment lifecycle, from trading, portfolio management and financial advisory to omni-channel communications. Part of the Canadian financial services community for three decades, our footprint spans the big five banks, one-third of North American wealth management firms and 75 percent of the mailboxes in North America. We are uniquely positioned to help clients get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalize on what’s next.
Broadridge also delivers a single-source solution to help corporations simplify securityholder management, efficiently navigate regulatory and compliance communication requirements and gain insights to effectively serve and engage securityholders. Our smart, simple and strategic solutions for public companies and alternative investments, such as REITs help you build your brand and engage your securityholders. Our communication tools help gain efficiencies, cultivate goodwill toward your brand, educate and influence securityholders and increase participation. We simplify the annual meeting process by streamlining proxy communications that improve your annual meetings with solutions to efficiently, and effectively reach all of your securityholders and support your goals and priorities. We help you drive a successful proxy outcome with data-driven, predictive insights based on securityholder voting patterns. Our data and insights help you gain a greater understanding of securityholder behaviours and trends so you can make smart decisions that support good governance practices.
For more information please visit: www.broadridge.com.
CSC® provides knowledge-based solutions for every phase of the business life cycle, helping businesses form entities, maintain compliance, execute transaction work, and support real estate, M&A, and other corporate transactions in hundreds of U.S. and international jurisdictions.
We work with some of the world’s largest banks and commercial lenders to reduce risk in their lien portfolios, improve their transaction speeds, and create a secure environment for their financial processing needs. We also provide solutions for secure real estate document preparation and recording.
We are the trusted partner for 90% of the Fortune 500®, nearly 10,000 law firms, and more than 3,000 financial organizations.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, since 1899, we are a global company capable of doing business wherever our clients are—and we accomplish that by employing experts in every business we serve.
For more information, please visit our website.
DFIN is a leading global risk and compliance company. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles.
As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.
Learn about DFIN’s end-to-end risk and compliance solutions. Visit www.dfinsolutions.com or call +1 800 823 5304.
Diligent is the largest governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS provider, serving more than one million users from over 25,000 organizations around the globe. Our modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance across the organization.
Diligent brings technology, insights and confidence to leaders so they can build more effective, equitable and successful organizations. We empower 79% of the Fortune 500, 90% of the FTSE 100 and 83% of the ASX 200 to improve their bottom line, keep pace with stakeholder expectations and create lasting, positive impact on the world.
For more information visit www.diligent.com.
Established in 1935, Georgeson is the world’s original and foremost provider of strategic services to corporations and investors working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation for ESG, annual meetings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions. Our local presence and global footprint allow us to analyze and mitigate operational risk associated with various corporate actions worldwide. For more information, visit www.georgeson.com.
Govenda provides a secure suite of board management software solutions designed by governance professionals to elevate your board performance. We value diverse perspectives. We are authentic, follow through on our vision, and continue to build a company culture around these ideals.
For more information, please visit: www.govenda.com.
Innisfree provides sound advice and results-oriented implementation in domestic and cross border proxy solicitations, tender/exchange offers, mergers and other corporate actions, as well as consulting services on strategic management issues, including corporate governance and investor relations.
For more information, please visit www.innisfreema.com.
Lumi is the leading digital platform facilitating in-room, hybrid and virtual AGMs for the world’s largest corporations, membership organisations, associations, legislative bodies, faith based organisations and partnerships.
It is the only platform that digitises the entire lifecycle of an AGM in a single solution that enables sophisticated meeting facilitation before, during and after the live meeting – including authenticated registration, live secure polling, Q&A management and relevant reporting.
Lumi is headquartered in Hampshire, UK where central functions including finance, product development and marketing are based, but has offices in 11 countries across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Highly differentiated in the majority of markets where it is active, Lumi benefits from extremely strong, experienced and renowned MDs who head up each in-country team.
Its mobile solution enabled Lumi to facilitate the UK’s first electronic AGM held by a listed company, Jimmy Choo, in June 2016. The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly accelerated the adoption of the Lumi virtual meeting platform, and Lumi has run over 2500 virtual and hybrid AGMs during 2020, in 35 different countries, including several hundred here in Canada.
For more information, visit www.lumiglobal.com.
Morrow Sodali is the leading global consultancy specializing in shareholder services, corporate governance, proxy solicitation and capital markets transactions. The firm provides corporate boards and executives with strategic advice and services relating to a broad range of activities, including: mergers and acquisitions, annual general and extraordinary shareholder meetings, dissident and contested campaigns, shareholder activist initiatives and multinational cross-border equity and debt transactions.
From headquarters in New York and London and nine offices in major capital markets, Morrow Sodali serves more than 700 corporate clients in 40 countries, including many of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In addition to listed and private companies, its clients include mutual funds, stock exchanges, membership associations and activist investors.
For more information, visit morrowsodali.com
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion.
To learn more, visit: business.nasdaq.com.
At OnBoard, we believe board meetings should be informed, effective, and uncomplicated. That’s why we give boards and leadership teams an elegant solution that simplifies governance. Today, OnBoard serves as the board intelligence platform for more than 2,600 organizations and their 12,000 boards and committees in 32 countries worldwide. With customers across public companies, private organizations, nonprofit organizations, and government bodies, OnBoard is the leading board management provider.
For more information about OnBoard, visit onboardmeetings.com.
The NuVo Group provides financial printing, digital publishing and EDGAR SEC electronic filing services to some of the world’s most respected financial institutions. We possess the tools, team and advanced technologies to ensure an exceptional customer experience — ease of process, rapid execution, regulatory compliance and, of course, uncompromising accuracy. Our Mission & Vision is to consistently perform in ways that make our customers’ jobs easier, and their printing and filing faster, to leverage the most experienced talent, effective tools and advanced technologies in financial printing, digital publishing and EDGAR SEC filing today in order to simplify, accelerate and enhance the end product we proudly deliver to our customers — on time, in format and on budget. To lead in the design and development of groundbreaking services, solutions and support systems, innovations that redefine the industry of financial printing, digital publishing and EDGAR SEC filing and deliver more tangible value and responsiveness to customers — compressed lead times, error-free documents, streamlined production and reduced cost. Proud to be named one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.
For more information, please visit www.thenuvogroup.com.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com.
Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving large corporations, small and middle-market businesses and individual consumers in more than 150 countries with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. BofA Securities, the institutional broker dealer business of Bank of America, is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company provides, through various banking and broker-dealer affiliates, M&A advice, equity and debt capital-raising solutions, lending, risk management, treasury, liquidity and payments management. Bank of America Corporation is listed on the NYSE.
For more information, please visit www.bofaml.com.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy delivery company engaged in the distribution of natural gas, electricity and propane; the transmission of natural gas; the generation of electricity and steam, and in providing related services to our customers. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at www.chpk.com and on the Annual Report Microsite at cpkannualreport.com/2020/.
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power and produces geothermal energy; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations.
For more information, please visit our website.
Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 260 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency.
For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.
Honeywell is a globally recognized brand backed by legacy, innovation, and a drive to do the best for our customers every day. Every interaction with our customers should rely on our master brand to enhance their stakeholder experience. Building on our track record of innovation, Honeywell technologies are enabling a cleaner, more sustainable environment while allowing people to live and work in ways that are smarter, safer, comfortable, productive, and efficient. Honeywell technologies blend physical and information sciences, they are practical; easy to use, install, and maintain; and you can count on us to deliver superb performance and superior value.
HP Inc. (HPQ) is a leading global provider of personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services. We create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze.
More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com.
Huntington Bancshares is a top national financial services organization. Founded in 1866, Huntington is a people-first, digitally powered full-service banking provider serving customers and businesses through a network of branches, private client offices and ATMs.
Visit Huntington.com for more information.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has focused on the intersection of business insight and technological innovation, and its operations and aims have been international in nature. We create value for clients by providing integrated solutions and products that leverage: data, information technology, deep expertise in industries and business processes, with trust and security and a broad ecosystem of partners and alliances. Our hybrid cloud platform and AI technology and services capabilities support clients’ digital transformations and help them engage with their customers and employees in new ways. These solutions draw from an industry-leading portfolio of consulting and IT implementation services, cloud, digital and cognitive offerings, and enterprise systems and software which are all bolstered by one of the world’s leading research organizations.
For more information, please visit our website.
Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. We’re always thinking about what’s next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 370,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice. Revenue in 2020 was $4.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and let us help with what’s next for you.
Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s 76,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and wellbeing for a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.
Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a software company headquartered in Massachusetts. Nuance is a technology pioneer with market leadership in conversational AI and ambient intelligence solutions for healthcare and large enterprises. A full-service partner trusted by 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Nuance creates intuitive solutions that amplify people’s ability to help others.
For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.
Voya Financial, Inc.
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is a leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies that help Americans become well planned, well invested and well protected. A Fortune 500 company that serves the needs of 14.8 million individual, workplace and institutional clients, Voya is purpose-driven and is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible.
For more information, visit voya.com.
Why partner with us?
The Corporate Governance Awards brings together some of the most influential people in the GRC community.
Partnering with us is the perfect way to raise your organization’s profile and cement your position in the GRC community.
The unique buzz we create at our virtual awards enables you to:
We’d love to have a chat with you about how you can get in front of a truly engaged and motivated audience through the Corporate Governance Awards. Get in touch with Ian Richman or call +1 212 430 6895.
Attendees at our awards are leading practitioners from across the US. Each participant is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within their company. In addition to our nominees, some of our past attendees include:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|CCO||MMA Securities||SVP, associate GC & assistant secretary||Bank of America|
|CEO||Ethisphere||SVP, chief compliance officer||Visa|
|CEO||Everest||SVP, corporate governance||Columbia Bank|
|Chief corporate counsel||MMC||SVP, corporate secretary & deputy GC||AIG|
|Chief legal officer & corporate secretary||Dawn Foods||SVP, deputy GC & corporate secretary||Verizon Communications|
|COO||International Elite Capital||SVP, GC & corporate secretary||Clearway Energy|
|Director||Evergy||VP & assistant corporate secretary||BlackRock|
|Director, global ESG reporting & insights||AT&T||VP & associate GC||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Director, corporate securities||HP||VP & chief ethics & compliance officer||3M|
|Director, governance and securities||Owens Corning||VP, assistant GC & secretary||IBM|
|Director, legal entity services||Mastercard||VP, corporate secretary||MVC Capital|
|EVP & chief legal officer||Nuance Communications||VP, associate GC||At Home|
|EVP & GC||MF Global Holdings||VP, corporate development, GC & CHRO||Columbus McKinnon|
|EVP, GC, secretary & CCO||B&G Foods||VP, corporate secretary||TD Bank Group|
|Senior director, global sustainability||Clarivate||VP, governance||Prudential|
|SVP & corporate secretary||Discovery||VP, assistant GC & assistant secretary||Coeur Mining|
|SVP||PepsiCo||VP, associate GC, corporate||Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings|
|SVP, deputy GC||Healthpeak Properties||VP, chief sustainability officer & group GC||The Travelers Companies|
|SVP, GC & corporate secretary||Avangrid||VP, learning & development||Change Healthcare|
Don’t worry if you missed the 2021 virtual awards ceremony, you can view the full show below.
The Corporate Governance Awards 2022 will return to the Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York on Thursday, November 10. Save the date and register your interest for the 2022 awards by filling in the form at the link below. You will be the first to receive important updates about the event, including what to expect and information about how to be considered for an award.
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As our 2021 virtual awards were free to attend we encourage our guests to instead make a donation, of any size, directly to the Coalition in place of the usual awards fee. To make a donation, please visit: coalitionforthehomeless.org/donate