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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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CHAPTER TEAM:

Tara Hagen, FGE, Global Tax Network (Chapter Leader)

Nadine Francyzk
Tim Gow, Morgan Stanley
Taylor Slayton, Infinite Equity
Jeff Bauman, Baker McKenzie
Brian Kirkpatrick, Marvell
Carrie Kovak, Elastic
Madeline VanHoorickx, UBS
Cory Anderson, KPMG

GEO BOARD CHAPTER LIAISON:

Leann Balbona, FGE, KPMG

 

WELCOME TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

This local chapter community is dedicated to sharing knowledge, experiences, and resources to help members develop their skills, expand their networks, and make a positive impact in their communities. You will have access to a wide range of valuable resources and opportunities including educational sessions and networking events. 

THANK YOU TO OUR CHAPTER SPONSORS

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IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
9 April 2024, 8am - 11 April 2024, 5pm CDT
GEO'S 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Annual Conference

LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee

Global

We look forward to welcoming you to GEO's 25th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Join more than 500+ global company directors, senior managers, stock plan, HR, reward and benefits professionals in Music City this April to explore best practice in equity compensation and work together to drive a vision for future employee share ownership.

This year's conference promises to be bigger and better than ever as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. 

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
8 April 2024, All day CDT
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION MATTERS - NASHVILLE
ECM
Executive plans
Global

This one-day event held the day before GEO's 25th Annual Conference brings together thought leaders and practitioners who will address the key issues and trends in global executive compensation, C-suite and Board priorities, and evolving business and broader societal issues.

 

IN-PERSON CHAPTER EVENT
19 March 2024, 12 - 3pm EDT
GEO'S EAST COAST CHAPTER MEETING - MULTI CITY
EAST COAST

TBC

USA

The GEO East Coast Chapters are pleased to present  2 sessions that are sure to inform, educate, and spark new ideas for your plan designs.  Being held in-person in 4 different cities, you are sure to find the location best for you.

SESSION ONE:
Presented by AmyLynn Flood, Vialto and Aneta Stefaniak, BDO

PEOS AND EQUITY - THE TOP ITEMS FOR COMPANIES TO CONSIDER
This conversion will focus on the top issues surrounding PEOs and employees who receive equity compensation.  It will focus on bringing forward key points for consideration when using a PEO and providing equity to avoid unexpected consequences, as well as some ideas on alternative solutions.

Key learning points:

  • The challenges of tax withholding and reporting
  • Potential securities law concerns
  • Obligations for annual reporting globally and data privacy issues

SESSION TWO:
Presented by Elizabeth Stoudt, Infinite Equity and Terry Adamson, Infinite Equity

THE EVOLUTION OF PERFORMANCE AWARDS IN A  PVP WORLD
In today's fast-paced regulatory environment, staying on top of disclosure rules related to executive compensation and performance metrics is crucial for businesses.

Key learning points:

  • How regulations influence compensation practices, especially for performance award design
  • Lessons from the first year of PVP disclosure offer valuable insights for companies
  • Streamlining compliance with regulations

 

LOCATION OPTIONS:

NEW YORK
BDO

200 Park Ave 38th Floor
New York, NY 10166

PHILADELPHIA
Price Waterhouse Cooper
2001 Market St #1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

ATLANTA
BDO
1180 Peachtree St NE, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30309

MCCLEAN
Hilton Headquarters

7930 Jones Branch Dr,
McLean, VA 22102

BOSTON AND NEW JERSEY
Virtual - Register HERE

LIVE WEBCAST
12 March 2024, 12 - 1pm EDT
THE CONTEMPORARY SHARE PLAN: ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING NEW PLANS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
webcast

Denise Glagau, Baker McKenzie
Nathan O'Connor, Equity Methods

Design and strategy
Global

Embark on the journey of designing and implementing a new share plan, a significant challenge and a golden opportunity to craft a plan tailored for today's dynamic business landscape. As we navigate the complexities brought about by remote and mobile workforces, intense talent competition, market volatility, and increased scrutiny by institutional shareholders, this session offers a roadmap to efficiently and effectively operate an equity plan. 

KEY LEARNING POINTS:  

  • Learn the essential steps from consensus-building within the company to executing a new share plan across global locations
  • Address legal and accounting considerations crucial to designing and implementing a new share plan while integrating best practices for collaboration with internal and external advisors
  • Understand how to tailor a share plan that meets the current demands of regulatory compliance, talent retention, and shareholder expectations in a competitive market

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE CREDIT: 1.0
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Level: 0
Delivery method: Group internet-based
Advanced preparation: None

CEP CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT (CE): 1.0

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

IN-PERSON CHAPTER EVENT
5 March 2024, 5 - 7:30pm PST
NORCAL CHAPTER MEETING
Norcal

San Francisco, CA

USA

The GEO NorCal Chapter wish you a happy and successful new year!

To start off 2024 in the spirit of togetherness, we are once again organizing our annual winter social to be held in-person on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
The hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be offered in a private area of Schroeder’s in downtown San Francisco.We look forward to seeing you and to kicking off the year with a bang – and a T+1 activity! You are hereby cordially invited to join us at this very special event, but space is limited to the first 15 issuers and the first 15 providers who register.

Delightedly, with best wishes,
The GEO NorCal Chapter Team

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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LIVE WEBCAST
15 February 2024, 8 - 9pm PST
COMMUNICATING SHARE PLANS TO A GLOBAL WORKFORCE - THE ANGLO AMERICAN STORY
webcast

Chrissie Davis, Eximia
Martha Parkhurst, Eximia
Matt Mitchell, Anglo American

GEO award excellence
Global

GEO AWARD WINNER - 2023 Best Plan Communications (over 75,000 employees)

Join us for an engaging session where we delve into the success story of Anglo American plc, a global mining giant with a diverse workforce spanning 19 countries. With a focus on their MyShare global share plan, we will explore how they achieved an outstanding 36% take-up rate in the first year, surpassing their 10% goal. The session will also shed light on the challenges they faced, their innovative communication strategy, and the valuable lessons learned.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Discover effective strategies for communicating a global share plan to employees working in diverse and remote locations
  • Gain insights into the role of local Reward Champions, People Managers, and online/offline communication methods in fostering plan participation
  • Learn from Anglo American's experience on how to build and evolve a successful global share plan in a challenging economic environment

 

COST
GEO members: No charge
GEO non-members*: $85 

Become a GEO member to attend webcasts for free in the future!

*Fees are non-refundable. Recordings are available to access on-demand following the webcast.

CPE CREDIT: 1.0
Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Level: 0
Delivery method: Group internet-based
Advanced preparation: None

CEP CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT (CE): 1.0

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND
Registration is required. Connection and login instructions are sent to registered participants prior to this webcast.

LIVE WEBCAST
30 January 2024, 9 - 10am PST
GLOBAL EQUITY INSIGHTS SURVEY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Webcast

GEIS sponsor panel

All plan types
Global

Join us for an enlightening webcast as we delve into the insights uncovered by the Global Equity Insights Survey.

During this session, we will retrospectively examine the key findings from the 2023 survey, shedding light on global trends in equity compensation and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the evolving landscape and its implications for companies worldwide.

Furthermore, we are excited to offer an exclusive preview of the thought-provoking questions slated for the ongoing 2024 survey.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Uncover global equity compensation trends from the 2023 survey, exploring the evolving landscape's impact on organizations worldwide
  • Get an exclusive preview of new 2024 survey questions, capturing emerging trends like artificial intelligence in equity compensation
  • Engage in a dynamic discussion with experts, sharing your opinions on key survey topics

 

CPE Credit Hours: 1.0*
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Levels: O
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Advanced Preparation: None

CEP Continuing Education (CE) credit: 1.0 credits

*CPE credits are provided for live webcasts only. Please visit our Continuing Education and Event Policies pages for more information.

 

LIVE WEBCAST
23 January 2024, 9 - 10am PST
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL! STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING STRESS FOR EQUITY PROFESSIONALS
January

Sheila Frierson, CEP, Computershare
Donna Hammer, FGE, CEP, Lighthouse Equity Development
Lori Serrano, FGE, CEP, Outset Medical 

All plan types
Global

Start the new year with our expert panel exploring well-being. Join a lively session where personal stories, both positive and challenging, create a shared experience. The panel will highlight companies with successful wellness programs, offering practical examples for creating a thriving work environment.

KEY LEARNING POINTS:

  • Delve into the scientific intricacies of how cortisol and adrenaline flooding can adversely affect our bodies, providing a comprehensive understanding of the physiological consequences of stress
  • Gain valuable insights into balancing and incorporating different forms of rest into your routine for enhanced overall well-being
  • Acquire practical strategies for setting up backup systems to manage multiple responsibilities efficiently
LIVE WEBCAST
5 December 2023, 9 - 10:15am PST
COMPENSATION AND EQUITY PLAN DESIGN ALTERNATIVES FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES
Webcast

SPEAKERS: Kristen Kostner, BDO, Tom Ziemba, BDO, Issuer Guest

Global

Although long-term incentive awards have long been a key component of executive total compensation packages in public companies, they have been growing in prominence at private companies as a viable tool to attract and retain top talent.  Join us for a discussion of the pros and cons of cash and equity-based LTI awards at private companies and how the selection of the appropriate LTI vehicle is linked to program goals and the life cycle stage of the company. 

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of LTI trends in private companies
  • Overview of most prevalent cash and equity-based vehicles for private companies
  • Summary of the key features and plan mechanics, pros and cons for employers and employees, and alignment with company life cycle stage

CHAPTER DISCUSSION BOARD

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