The Bank Compensation Committee Workshop provides an up-to-the minute, hands-on, interactive overview for both newer bank compensation, nominating/governance committee members and chairs, as well as for those more seasoned members and chairs. The objectives of the pre-conference workshop are to demystify the roles of the compensation, nominating/governance committees, to equip participants to perform effectively and sustainably as a committee member/chair, to provide confidence in the execution of committee duties and to provide attendees with context in order to maximize their overall conference experience.

AGENDA | MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 | Sponsored by: Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration + Refreshments

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Jack Milligan
, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Session I: Board Governance – Changing Expectations
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Board composition, diversity, tenure, age limits, independence and succession planning – these are some of the hot topics and key elements of effective board governance in today’s environment. This session explores how governance expectations have changed and what today’s boards and committees should see as current and emerging best practices.

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Refreshment Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session II: Common Executive Compensation Challenges & Hot Topics
Dan Kaufman, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Susan O’Donnell, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
What is a proper peer group? How should incentive goals be selected? How do you incorporate discretion? What differentiates a risk adjustment from a clawback or a forfeiture? This session touches upon these and other challenging topics boards and compensation committees need to understand relating to the compensation design and decision making process.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Session III:  The Holy Grail: Pay & Performance Alignment
Dan Kaufman, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Jim Kzirian, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Regulators, shareholders, executives and boards all agree that a key objective is to reward executives commensurate with performance. But that is easier said than done. Once programs are in place, how do you know if you have real alignment? How should programs be designed to ensure proper alignment? How do you know if there is appropriate pay-performance alignment? There are many perspectives, approaches and views on this topic generating a lot of challenges for banks today. This session provides practical methodologies participants can take back to monitor this important objective.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Refreshment Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session IV: Charters, Calendars, Minutes, Evaluations & Program Documentation
Jim Kzirian, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Susan O’Donnell, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
While these topics may be seen as administrative tasks, when used correctly, they can enhance the effectiveness of committees and also provide protection for board members. This session shares pitfalls and best practices to help your committees function more effectively and improve compensation governance.

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Session V: Director Conversation
Jack Milligan
, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Thomas Waring, Jr.
, Compensation Committee Chair, Evans Bank, N.A.
The pressure on bank directors to perform has never been greater thanks to the challenging economic and regulatory pressures that all banks are facing today. During this session, hear from the compensation committee chairman from Evans Bank, N.A. share his thoughts and experiences on meeting those challenges.

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Cocktail Reception

For more information and to register for the 2017 event, please email [email protected] or call our events department at 877-397-7595.