Last Chance to Participate in Our Energy Pay Pulse Survey!

This is your last chance to participate in L&A’s Energy Pay Pulse Survey. It closes Friday, December 15th! At L&A, we’ve designed our participant-only 2018 Energy Pay Pulse Survey to concisely and powerfully assess market trends for companies in the energy industry. The survey will capture current compensation trends as they relate to: Salary increases… Read more »


2018 Energy Pay Pulse Survey Launches TOMORROW December 1

2018 Energy Pay Pulse Survey Launches December 1 At L&A, we’ve designed our participant-only 2018 Energy Pay Pulse Survey to concisely and powerfully assess market trends for companies in the energy industry. The survey will capture current compensation trends as they relate to: Salary increases Employee hiring/turnover Anticipated bonus payouts Long-term incentive grant awards Retention-related… Read more »


L-Blast | November 2017

Dear All, This holiday season we at Longecker & Associates are reminded of how truly blessed we are to watch those we advise make a difference in their companies, community and many more areas. In the spirit of advising, we have some great articles to share with you all this month regarding key issues affecting our industry…. Read more »


L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Compensation Landmines & Key Issues

Compensation Landmines & Key Issues By Kevin Kuschel, Brent Longnecker and Daniel Wilson “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity”. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Executive compensation practice and application is continually developing based on… Read more »


L&A Recognized in Consulting Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Firms

Longnecker & Associates was selected as one of the Fastest Growing Firms in 2017 in Consulting Magazine!  Check out our editorial feature here, including the interview with our President, Chris Crawford, about the continued growth and success we expect for Longnecker & Associates’ future. Consulting Magazine also features our two page ad spread here. We are very grateful… Read more »


L-Blast | October 2017

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us, but what an exciting time it is for our great city of Houston as the Astros compete for their first World Series title! We may be champions by the time this hits your inbox, but whether we win or not, we are proud of our team… Read more »


L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: L&A’s Response to HBR’s “Decoding CEO Pay”

By Chris Crawford & Daniel Wilson There was an article titled “Decoding CEO Pay” recently published in Harvard Business Review, and in our opinion here at Longnecker & Associates, Messrs. Pozen and Kothari have some valid points, and many that are not so valid. It appears they found a few unique, obscure examples and turned… Read more »


ISS Launches 2018 Benchmark Policy Comment Period

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) launched a two-week consultation on potential updates to its benchmark voting policy for 2018. The comment period will allow all interested parties – including companies, investors, advisors, and others – to provide their perspective on 13 draft policies. If adopted, these policies would take effect for meetings on or after February… Read more »


2017 Proxy Season Review: Compensation

ISS published its annual post-season report on compensation results and trends last month, and this article from Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation summarizes their findings. Here are some main points: Say-on-pay support reached its highest levels. The severity of pay-for-performance misalignment correlates with ISS vote recommendations. Median S&P 500 CEO… Read more »


The Evolution and Current State of Director Compensation Plans

Today we are sharing this article from the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation with helpful information to our readers. Even though director compensation programs look quite similar from company to company, the primary difference between programs is the level of compensation, not the form of compensation. Director compensation levels are significantly… Read more »