Corporate Governance Awards 2013

New York, UNITED STATES / Thursday, November 14, 2013

Corporate Governance Awards 2013 – finalists

Best overall governance, compliance & ethics program (large cap)

Best Buy



Best overall governance, compliance & ethics program (small to mid-cap)


CMS Energy



Best overall legal team for governance


AES Corporation

Best Buy


Graybar Electric Company


Corporate governance team of the year (large cap)

Best Buy

Chesapeake Energy

General Electric

Marsh & McLennan Companies


Public Service Enterprise Group


Corporate governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)


AES Corporation

H&R Block


Best use of technology by a corporate secretary or GC

Public Service Enterprise Group

South Jersey Industries



Most innovative CSR disclosure policy

Life Technologies


Motorola Solutions


Best proxy statement (large cap)

General Electric


Prudential Financial

The Allstate Corporation

The Hartford  

Weatherford International


Best proxy statement (small to mid-cap)

H&R Block

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

NorthWestern Corporation

Pepco Holdings



Governance professional of the year (large cap)

Best Buy – Todd Hartman

Graybar Electric Company – Matthew Geekie

General Electric – Christoph Pereira

Johnson & Johnson – Doug Chia


Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap)

ACADEMI – Suzanne Folsom

AES Corporation – Brian Miller

Perrigo Company – Todd Kingma


Rising star

The Coca-Cola Company – Jared Brandman

ConocoPhillips – Shannon Weinberg

Google – Nidhi Shah

Public Service Enterprise Group – Courtney McCormick

XCEO – Michelle Ronco


Best overall corporate governance – international


BMO Financial Group

Encana Corporation



Who can enter?
The awards are open to all corporate secretaries, general counsel, governance officers and compliance officers at any company listed and domiciled in the US.

Who can submit a nomination?

Entries can be submitted on behalf of corporate secretaries and in-house legal, compliance, governance or ethics departments and the individuals who work with them. Outside vendors and service providers may also submit entries on behalf of these individuals or departments.

Entry requirements
All work submitted must have been undertaken within the US or, in the case of overseas work, have been initiated or co-ordinated in the US.

The small to mid-cap category is for companies with a market cap under $10 billion. The large-cap category is for companies with a market cap of more than $10 billion. Please note: all submissions must relate to work carried out in the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.