Webinar – Learning from proxy season 2021 for the year ahead – Speaker biographies

Margaret Madden, SVP and corporate secretary, chief governance counsel, Pfizer
Maggi Madden is Pfizer’s Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Counsel.  She leads Pfizer’s Corporate Governance department, which is responsible for working with Pfizer investors on a variety of governance issues to facilitate an open dialogue between the Company and its shareholders.  Maggi works closely with the CEO and Chairman of the Board, General Counsel and other senior leadership on SEC and NYSE matters, emerging trends and practices in corporate governance, board-related issues, global corporate financings/capital raising, M&A, pension fund and general corporate matters.  In addition, a significant portion of Maggi’s duties include working with the Board of Directors at, and in preparation for, Board meetings, as well as the meetings of several Board Committees. Maggi is a member of the Legal Division Executive Team and the Division’s Talent Committee.

Maggi has been employed at Pfizer since August 1, 2000 and has held positions of increasing responsibility.  Most recently, she held the position of Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Pfizer’s Employment Law, Privacy, Government Litigation groups and the Diversity and Equity Committee.

Theresa Molloy, vice president, corporate governance, Prudential Financial
Theresa Molloy is vice president of corporate governance at Prudential Financial.  In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of Prudential’s institutional investor engagement practice, shareholder communications, and evaluation of the company’s governance policies.   

Prior to joining Prudential, Theresa was vice president of the global corporate client group at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  During her tenure, Theresa led the team that drove the strategy, marketing, and implementation of the investor relations and governance services that the NYSE provided its 3,000 worldwide companies.

Theresa is a past president of the National Investor Relations Institute’s (NIRI) New York Chapter, where she served as a board member for seven years.  She has an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the State University of New York and a Master of Social Work from Fordham University.   

Dottie Schindlinger, executive director, Diligent Corporation
Dottie Schindlinger is Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the think tank and global governance research arm of Diligent Corporation, leading provider of secure board communication and governance, risk and compliance software used by over 700,000 corporate leaders globally.  In her role, Dottie provides thought leadership on governance, cybersecurity, and technology topics through presentations to boards and executives dozens of times each year at events around the globe.  Her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and multiple governance and technology publications.  She is co-author of the book, Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, ©2019, John Wiley & Sons, and she co-hosts the fortnightly show, The Corporate Director Podcast.

Dottie brings over twenty years’ experience in governance-related roles, including serving as a director, officer, committee chair, senior executive, governance consultant and trainer for private, public, and nonprofit boards.  She was a founding team member of the tech start-up BoardEffect – a board management software provider focused on healthcare and nonprofit boards, acquired by Diligent in 2016.  She is the Vice Chair of the Board of the Alice Paul Institute, and she is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Corporate Governance.  Dottie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, Ron.

Ben Maiden, editor-at-large, Corporate Secretary
Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Corporate Secretary, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. He had previously been managing editor of Compliance Reporter since January 2007, covering regulatory and compliance issues affecting broker-dealers and asset management firms. Before that, Ben was  editor of International Financial Law Review and IFLR’s Americas editor, working in London and New York.

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