Past Event

Rewarding Performance in The Workplace

Thu, Dec 3 2009 - 6:30pm

Rewarding Performance in the Workplace

This program is postponed

F. Daniel Siciliano, Faculty director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times
Mary B. Cranston, Senior Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Board Chair, The Commonwealth Club;  Board member,  Visa Inc., Juniper Networks, Bay Area Council
David Berger, Partner and Board Member Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Leader of the firm’s corporate governance group
Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University - Moderator

Average Americans, who have lost assets and jobs in near-record numbers, are seeing corporate executives raking in bonuses and unprecedented salaries. What constitutes fair compensation? Our town-hall-style program featuring experts on corporate governance will provide an overview of these issues to allow a deeper understanding of the current debate. Should executive compensation be regulated by the government?  If so, how should this regulation be performed, and how should the appropriate level of compensation be determined? What would limitation of executive compensation do to retention of key employees, profitability of companies, and competitiveness of U.S. companies? Is executive pay being properly incentivized so that it is related to revenue and profits of major companies? Should companies change the metrics by which they determine bonuses and other compensation? Is there a relationship between executive compensation and the overall health of the economy? Panelists will address these and other important questions.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. networking reception, 6:30-8 p.m. program
Cost:
 $12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)