Perrigo, NRG, Chesapeake Utilities headline corporate governance awards

Nov 06, 2014
<p>Governance and compliance teams from Perrigo, Chesapeake Utilities, NRG, Freescale, PepsiCo, Intel and others take top honors at <em>Corporate Secretary</em>&rsquo;s seventh annual awards</p>

New York, November 6, 2014Corporate Secretary is pleased to announce the winners of the Corporate Governance Awards 2014, the prestigious and highly coveted awards recognizing excellence in governance, risk and compliance for companies across North America.

This year’s winners include household names such as PepsiCo, Prudential, Target, Intel, and PSEG, to name just a few. The full list of award categories and winners is provided below. To view the full list of nominees and the process by which they were chosen, please click here.

‘There are lots of rankings and awards for boards and directors. By contrast, these awards celebrate the corporate secretaries, general counsel and other governance officers toiling behind the scenes. The other 364 days of the year they work in the shadow of senior management and directors. Today they take a well-deserved bow,’ says Neil Stewart, editorial & research director of Corporate Secretary.

Corporate Secretary’s Corporate Governance Awards celebrate the best efforts of individuals, teams and companies in the world of governance, risk and compliance. This year, more than 100 nominations were received for the 13 award categories. These were then reviewed by a panel of judges including two former chairpersons of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. To view this year’s judges, please click here.

Corporate Governance Awards 2014 winners:

Best CSR disclosure policy


Best shareholder engagement

TIE:  PepsiCo and Prudential Financial 

Best use of technology by a corporate secretary or GC

General Electric

Best proxy statement (small to mid-cap)

NorthWestern Corp

Best proxy statement (large cap)

Target Corp

Rising star

Courtney McCormick, PSEG

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

Stacie Roberts, Chesapeake Utilities Corp

Governance professional of the year (large cap)

Todd Kingma, Perrigo Company

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

Chesapeake Utilities Corp

Corporate governance team of the year (large cap)

NRG Energy

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

Freescale Semiconductor

Best compliance & ethics program (large cap)

Perrigo Company

Best overall corporate governance – international


Lifetime achievement

Lydia Beebe – corporate secretary and chief governance officer, Chevron

Award sponsors

Broadridge, Center for Audit Quality, Computershare Georgeson, Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, Diligent Board Member Services, EMC, GE, Gibson Dunn, Innisfree, Marsh & McLennan Companies, McGraw-Hill Financial, Monsanto, National Association of Corporate Directors, Okapi Partners, RR Donnelley,

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