The NCEO Turns 40: Revisit Our 2020 Annual Conference

To kick off an entire year of celebration, the NCEO Annual Conference will take a look back at some of the most insightful, educational, and entertaining moments from our 2020 conference. We have an entire week of YouTube conference sessions on deck for you, our community.

NCEO 2021 Board Elections Now Open

The election for the NCEO’s board of directors opens today. Members in good standing of the NCEO will receive an email late tonight with a link to a confidential electronic ballot. Directors will be selected through this election and by appointment by the existing board.

ESOP Pass-Through Voting and the New DOL Guidance on Proxy Voting

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on proxy voting of shares in retirement plans, including on environmental, social, and governance metrics, includes a brief section addressing whether trustees can and should override participant directions on offers to buy shares in a proposed acquisition of an ESOP company.

Finding Diverse Candidates for ESOP Boards

Many ESOP companies are looking to diversify their board membership but have a hard time knowing where to look. Board members tend to come from existing networks of CEOs, and tend to be older white males.

2020 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey Results Now Available

Results from our 2020 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey, containing detailed compensation data from 424 ESOP companies, are now available. The survey report includes breakouts by company size (revenue and employee count), industry, percent ESOP ownership, age of ESOP, and S/C corporation status.