Nominees announced for 2017 Corporate Governance Awards

Oct 11, 2017
Awards will be presented on November 9 at Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York

Corporate Secretary has announced the short-listed nominees for this year’s 10th anniversary Corporate Governance Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding achievements in the governance, risk and compliance fields. Corporate Secretary received a record number of submissions – more than 150 – for firms and individuals across the industry, highlighting an impressive array of work amid often challenging circumstances.

An independent panel of judges will select the winners, which will be announced at a gala event on November 9 at Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York.

This year’s nominees are:

Best compliance and ethics program (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide
Chandler Asset Management
Varian Medical Systems
Voya Financial

Best compliance and ethics program (large cap)
Eli Lilly and Company
Marsh & McLennan Companies
ONEOK
The Allstate Corporation
Visa

Best CSR disclosure
Cisco Systems
Intel Corporation
PepsiCo
Qualcomm
The AES Corporation
The Allstate Corporation

Best overall governance for a private company
Graybar Electric Company
USAA
Vertex

Best overall corporate governance ‒ international
HSBC
Royal Bank of Canada
Westpac
Willis Towers Watson

Best proxy statement (small to mid-cap)
Aramark
Jazz Pharmaceuticals
KBR
LifePoint Health
Newfield Exploration
NorthWestern Corporation
SVB Financial Group

Best proxy statement (large cap)
Goldman Sachs
Paychex
PepsiCo
Prologis
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Regions Financial Corporation
T-Mobile US
The Allstate Corporation
Xcel Energy

Best shareholder engagement
AMN Healthcare Services
Applied Materials
Atlas Air Worldwide
Bank of America
BB&T Corporation
Honeywell   
PepsiCo

Best use of technology by a corporate secretary or general counsel
Eli Lilly and Company
HP
ONEOK
T-Mobile US
The Allstate Corporation

Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap)
Nicole Dragoo – Chandler Asset Management
Stacie Roberts – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Ben Paul – Newfield Exploration
Brian Miller – The AES Corporation

Governance professional of the year (large cap)
Allen Danzig – L3 Technologies
Tiffany Wooley – Marsh & McLennan Companies
Scott Siamas – Salesforce.com

Governance team of the year (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
The AES Corporation

Governance team of the year (large cap)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HP
Monsanto Company
PepsiCo
Visa

Rising star
Jung-Kyu McCann – Apple
Kevin Coleman – Regions Bank
Weilyn Wood – Splunk

Lifetime achievement
John Seethoff – Microsoft

For more information on this year’s awards, please click here.

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