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Jun 17, 2024

Judges announced for Corporate Governance Awards, with submissions due July 26

Distinguished panel will review outstanding work by governance professionals

Governance Intelligence has announced the panel of judges who will preside over the 17th Corporate Governance Awards, for which submissions are due by July 26.

The distinguished industry experts who will decide the winners of this years’ honors are:

  • Emma Butler, manager for investment stewardship at Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Jacqueline Condron, senior vice president for proxy voting & governance at Mellon, a division of Mellon Investments Corporation
  • Joan Conley, board member at EJF Acquisition Corp and Tigo Energy
  • Matthew Geekie, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Graybar
  • Eileen Kamerick, non-executive director at Associated Banc-corp, ACV Auctions, VALIC Company and Legg Mason Closed End Funds
  • Ben Maiden, editor-at-large, Governance Intelligence.

The 17th Corporate Governance Awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on Thursday, November 7. The awards celebrate outstanding achievements by the governance profession in areas such as hosting AGMs, compliance and ethics programs, ESG reporting, entity management, use of technology, proxy statements, investor engagement, corporate transactions, board assessments, director training and education and outstanding work by an independent director.

Entries can be submitted – free of charge – by corporate secretaries, general counsel, compliance officers and other governance officials at companies listed/domiciled in the US, or by vendors or service providers on behalf of their clients. Click here to learn more and start your entry!

Last year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise was named governance team of the year (large cap) and Blackbaud won the governance team of the year (small to mid-cap) award.

Categories and entries
The categories open for nomination this year are:

Best AGM
Best board assessment program
Best compliance and ethics program
Best director training and education program
Best ESG reporting
Best global entity management
Best governance around a corporate transaction
Best proxy statement (small cap, mid-cap and large cap)
Best shareholder engagement
Best use of technology
Governance professional of the year (small to mid-cap and large cap)
Governance team of the year (small to mid-cap and large cap)
Rising star
Outstanding work by an independent director

Details of the awards – including information about the entry guidelines and category criteria – can be found by clicking here. Entries can be submitted using an online form located here. It is free to submit an entry and professionals can nominate in multiple categories.