GEO's Issuer Advisory Council

GEO is proud to announce the launch of the Issuer Advisory Council. This Council is comprised of a distinguished group of geographically-diverse corporate issuer members who have generously volunteered their time to provide broad vision and feedback to GEO.

Among other things, the Issuer Advisory Council will:

  • Serve as an advisory body to GEO regarding issuer needs, marketplace developments, etc.;
  • Preview, test and provide feedback about new and existing service offerings; and
  • Provide a forum for GEO to build and strengthen relationships with our corporate issuer members.
GEO's Issuer Advisory Council

GEO’s Issuer Advisory Council will be a key link for GEO to corporate issuer member needs and priorities for GEO programs, and is an exciting way to become further involved with GEO on matters presented for discussion such as:

  • Overall strategic direction of the organization
  • New and existing member service offerings and fee structure
  • Guidance and opinions on conference locations
  • Types of best-in-class resources for corporate issuer members
  • Periodic review and report on effectiveness of the Issuer Advisory Council

Members will be required to maintain an active GEO membership throughout their term on the Issuer Advisory Council and are expected to attend meetings 3-4 times per calendar year via a combination of in-person meetings (typically scheduled in conjunction with GEO conferences) and via conference calls. Members will have the ability to influence the overall direction of the organization, will have a medium for networking with industry peers around the world, be given visibility/recognition in GEO marketing materials and on our website as an Issuer Advisory Council member, and much more.

Council Governance

The Issuer Advisory Council Chair serves in their capacity at the appointment of the GEO Board. The chair is a full member of the GEO Board of Directors and is appointed to a one-year term in June of each year, concurrent with the organization's Board election process. The chair appointment is eligible for reappointment.

Further Information

GEO is actively soliciting members for our Council and we would love to welcome GEO members from around the world to join the Council. If you have questions on the Council or would like further information, please contact the council at

GEO Issuer Advisory Council Charter.