Category: Company Culture

Chris Crawford Quoted in Dallas Morning News Article Featuring Trends from L&A’s Compensation Study

Longnecker & Associates performed a detailed study of compensation awarded to chief executives at North Texas’ largest publicly traded companies, based on 2016 revenue. This article written by Karen Robinson-Jacobs discuss the main trends found in our study and features commentary from our company’s President, Chris Crawford. We work with the Dallas Morning News to create… Read more »

June 2017 L-BLAST: Upcoming HR/Reward Legislations & How You Can Impact Congress | Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House | Shareholders Could Soon Lose Power to Make Proposals

In this month’s L-Blast, there’s an original L&A article about WorldatWork’s first Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in which we share some important facts on legislation, key pending legislative actions that may impact rewards professionals, and avenues for contacting congressional leaders to help impact future legislative actions. Also, we have two industry articles. The first… Read more »

Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune article that shows the majority of CEOs really… Read more »

Dangling the Carrot: How Banks Can Approach Incentive Compensation

Carefully drafted incentive compensation plans can improve executive loyalty. It’s a good idea to make sure your executives are protected, and there are a lot of variables to consider in putting together incentive compensation plans. This article discusses options like cash or equity, appropriate triggers, and other “do’s and don’ts” to consider with drafting this type… Read more »

5 Governance Experts Share Perspective On Boards

We found and wanted to share this recent Forbes article rehashing an interesting discussion from five leading governance experts on the topic of effective governance strategies. While concluding that best practices are not “one size fits all”, the article highlights some key factors for boards to evaluate when determining how best to develop an effective… Read more »

The Evolution of Corporate Governance (Podcast)

We want to share this podcast interview with our readers. Ann Yerger, a fellow expert in our industry, shares about the evolution of corporate governance that she has seen over her 30-year career. Listen to the audio interview here.

A Surprising Definition of Board Independence

Board independence is an increasing focal point for investors, proxy advisors and corporate issuers, especially now as companies go through their annual shareholder meetings. With that in mind, we thought this article from the Financial Times relevant for our community as it highlights a recent study on director independence and its impact on governance.

Brent Longnecker Speaking at Gulf Coast Symposium This Thursday!

The Top 10 Compensation Issues Facing You Thursday, May 11 | 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM (repeats 10:00 AM session) NRG Center (Houston, TX) – Room 604 Speaker: Brent Longnecker The HR function has been changing over the years. More businesses are realigning the role of HR so they can best manage and grow their… Read more »

U.S. Board Practices

Harvard Law’s Board Practices Study focuses on traditional board issues and also those which have recently heightened shareholder interest in the boardroom. Governance continues to evolve, but investor focus has been placed on the role of the board as the company’s shareholders’ representative, and how the board’s practices should promote this responsibility. Read more here.

Four Houston Oil Companies Lifted CEO Pay in 2016

Longnecker & Associates’ President, Chris Crawford, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle’s recent article entitled, Four Houston Oil Companies Lifed CEO Pay in 2016. He states, “2017 Proxy statements are being filed, disclosing executive compensation for the last year. Trends are emerging that it was a good year for energy companies bouncing back, and pay… Read more »