Nominees announced for Corporate Governance Awards 2019

Oct 31, 2019
Awards will be presented on November 21 in New York

Corporate Secretary is announcing the short-listed nominees for the 12th Corporate Governance Awards.

The awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) fields. Corporate Secretary received submissions for a wide variety of companies and individuals highlighting the exceptional and innovative work being done by GRC professionals in areas ranging from shareholder engagement and proxy statements to ESG reporting and compliance.

An independent panel of judges will select the winners, which will be announced at a gala event on November 21 at Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York. Click here for more information on the awards.

Also on November 21, Corporate Secretary will host the Corporate Secretary Think Tank – US in New York, an event exclusively for GRC professionals. Topics for discussion include preparing for proxy season 2020, perfecting year-round shareholder engagement and the latest board management best practices. Click here for more information.

This year’s nominees for the Corporate Governance Awards are:

Best proxy statement (large cap)
General Motors
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Prudential Financial

Best proxy statement (mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide
Foot Locker
Korn Ferry
NorthWestern Corporation

Best proxy statement (small cap)
Coeur Mining
Financial Institutions
Kelly Services

Best shareholder engagement
Atlas Air Worldwide
Bank of America
Regions Financial Corporation
The Allstate Corporation

Best ESG reporting
Intel Corporation
The AES Corporation

Best compliance and ethics program (large cap)
Applied Materials
The Allstate Corporation
VF Corporation

Best compliance and ethics program (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide
Change Healthcare
Coeur Mining

Best use of technology
Change Healthcare
Citizens Financial Group
Prudential Financial

Best overall governance for a private company
Cobb EMC
Interac Corp
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Best overall governance – international
Intact Financial Corporation
Royal Bank of Canada
Veolia Environnement

Governance professional of the year (large cap)
AXA Equitable Holdings – Jessica Olich
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Derek Windham
Regions Financial Corporation – Hope Mehlman
The Clorox Company – Angela Hilt
The Travelers Companies – Yafit Cohn

Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap)
Atlas Air Worldwide – Adam Kokas
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation – Stacie Roberts
Foot Locker – Anthony Foti

Governance team of the year (large cap)
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Marsh & McLennan Companies
PVH Corp

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

Rising star
Foot Locker – Anthony Foti
Marsh & McLennan Companies – Connor Kuratek
PVH Corp – Samantha Dreilinger*
Regions Financial Corporation – Kevin Coleman


*Samantha Dreilinger left PVH Corp for Nouryon in September 2019

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