Compensation and Talent Governance Network

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

“This 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.

The Compensation and Talent Governance Network (CTGN) is a select, invitation-only group of committee chairs from some of the largest companies in North America. Members meet for private discussions about compensation, human capital oversight, management succession planning, and other relevant matters. Tapestry Networks orchestrates the CTGN, 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 [network] 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 network meeting:

  • Tracy Atkinson, Raytheon Technologies 
  • Marcia Avedon, Generac Holdings
  • Cindy Brinkley, Energizer Holdings
  • Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire, Exelon Corporation
  • Stephanie Coyles, Sun Life Financial
  • Jevin Eagle, Carter's
  • Helene Gayle, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Lisa Gersh, Hasbro
  • Lloyd Howell, Moody’s
  • Jim Johnson, Ameren
  • Aylwin Lewis, Marriott International
  • Leo Mackay, Cognizant Technology Solutions 
  • ​​​​​Karen Maidment, TD Bank Group
  • Cheryl Miller, Tyson Foods
  • Meg Porfido, Kaiser Permanente
  • Joyce Russell, Celsius Holdings
  • Laurie Siegel, Lumen Technologies, FactSet
  • Amanda Sourry, PVH
  • John Thompson, Norfolk Southern
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