Compensation Committee Leadership Network

The work of compensation committees has never been more critical or more difficult

“The CCLN is where I hear what other people are thinking and validate that I’m on the right track. I always come out with good ideas.” -Compensation committee chair

Not long ago, boards delegated a narrow set of responsibilities—mostly linked to senior executive pay—to their compensation committees. Now, these committees often have much broader mandates, ranging from the more traditional compensation-related tasks to a whole new set of responsibilities tied to human capital oversight and succession planning.

Since 2007, the CCLN has convened a select, invitation-only group of committee chairs from some of the largest companies in North America for private discussions. Tapestry Networks orchestrates the network, building on nearly two decades of convening board leaders for meaningful conversations designed to yield practical insights. Meetings, whether face-to-face or virtual, feature world-class guests, but the directors’ voices dominate the conversations and drive the agenda. The discussions are synthesized into
post-meeting publications that can be shared with colleagues.

“I find the CCLN to be much more relevant than other programs due to its targeted discussions and the peer exchange.” 
-Compensation committee chair

Each network member typically chairs the compensation committee of a company with at least $5 billion in market capitalization or annual revenue. In addition, Meridian Compensation Partners’ leaders participate as members to provide technical expertise and industry knowledge.

The following committee chairs participated in at least one CCLN meeting in 2020:

  • Homaira Akbari, Temenos
  • Gaurdie Banister, Tyson Foods
  • Rosemary Berkery, TJX
  • Beth Cobert, CBRE
  • Erroll Davis, Union Pacific
  • Bill DeLaney, Union Pacific
  • Tony Earley, Ford Motor Company
  • Stephen Fisher, Vonage
  • Virginia Gambale, JetBlue
  • Helene Gayle, Coca-Cola
  • Lisa Gersh, Hasbro
  • Mirian Graddick-Weir, Booking Holdings
  • Cheryl Grisé, MetLife
  • Marianne Harris, Sun Life Financial
  • Kathy Hill, Moody’s
  • ​​​​​Worthing Jackman, Quanta Services
  • Jay Jacobs, Citigroup
  • Jim Kennedy, United Airlines
  • Craig MacNab, American Tower
  • Karen Maidment, TD Bank Group
  • Denise Morrison, Visa
  • Lisa Payne, Rockwell Automation
  • Meg Porfido, Kaiser Permanente
  • Alison Quirk, Legg Mason
  • Steve Reinemund, Marriott International and Walmart
  • Virginia Ruesterholz, The Hartford
  • Laurie Siegel, CenturyLink
  • Amanda Sourry, PVH
  • Carol Stephenson, General Motors

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