Laura Thatcher

Compensation Chair

Roper Technologies

Laura Thatcher serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee of Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company and constituent of the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 and Fortune 1000.  Ms. Thatcher retired in December 2013 after 33 years of legal practice at Alston & Bird LLP, where she developed and led the firm’s executive compensation practice for 18 years and served as special executive compensation counsel to many U.S. and international publicly traded companies.  Ms. Thatcher co-authored the Compensation Committee Handbook, 3rd edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2008), which serves as a guidebook for executive compensation strategies and practices, addressing a full range of functional issues facing compensation committees of public companies, including organizing, planning, compliance, and sound corporate governance.  Ms. Thatcher served on the Board of Directors of Batson-Cook Company, a Southeast regional commercial construction and development company, from 1994 to 2007.  She also served on the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., from 2008 to 2014, and was a Past Chair of the Advisory Board of the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) of Santa Clara University and was on the Board of Review for a special project sponsored by CEPI that provided universally accepted industry guidance regarding areas of risk and appropriate controls in equity compensation.