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The L-Blast | May 2022

A Look Into the 2022 Proxy Season As predicted, this year's proxy season is proving to be an especially active one, particularly in the areas of environmental and social issues. As annual meetings wind down, we have a good idea of how trends affecting these issues are...

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The L-Blast | April 2022

ESG & Executive Compensation Linking environmental, social, and governance metrics to executive compensation is becoming increasingly prevalent. Pressures from investors, shareholders, environmental and rights advocates, and the government are pushing companies...

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The L-Blast | March 2022

Compensation for a Multigenerational Workforce Employers are currently facing challenges on all levels. Among them are human capital concerns regarding attraction and retention, and their direct link to compensation and the total rewards landscape. Today's workforce is...

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The L-Blast | February 2022

New Focus on Executive Pay for Performance Executive compensation and pay for performance have always been a hot topic, but the SEC's recent reopening for comments on its pay versus performance rule has put renewed focus on this highly debated issue. A push from the SEC...

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The L-Blast | January 2022

Inflation and Executive Compensation It's a new year and as inflation continues to rise, budgetary concerns regarding compensation take center stage. We have been writing on this topic for several months, focusing primarily on the effects on salaries at the employee...

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The L-Blast | December 2021

Compensation Strategies & Trends for 2022 The end of the year is upon us and planning for 2022 is underway. How can organizations navigate the unprecedented workforce challenges we are seeing? Tight labor markets, inflation, covid concerns, and various compensation...

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The L-Blast | November 2021

Combating the Great Resignation The Great Resignation continues to exacerbate workforce concerns with no end in sight. As more and more companies struggle with retaining and attracting needed talent, it has become critical to dive into the root causes of this phenomenon...

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The L-Blast | October 2021

Reassessing Compensation Peer Groups Peer group selection has always played a key role in the executive compensation planning process. While peer group composition may have been somewhat static in previous years, companies are now at a point in which reassessment is...

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The L-Blast | September 2021

In this month's L-Blast, we turn our attention to a topic that is quickly becoming top of mind for many companies and has gained quite a bit of media attention over the past few months. We are talking about a phenomenon we've come to know as The Great Resignation. What...

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The L-Blast | August 2021

  Another proxy season is behind us, and like every year, we had an opportunity to take notice of trends, specifically as they relate to executive compensation disclosures. In this case, we see companies are taking approaches to more clearly portray the link between pay,...

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The L-Blast | June 2021

Dear Clients & Friends, The Olympic Trials of late have been amazing, so much new talent will be representing soon as a nation. A talent that had to train and adapt through Covid – but a group of wonderful, talented athletes that set new standards and great goals....

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The L-Blast | May 2021

Dear All, This year is just flying by as the school year comes to an end, and with it another disrupted proxy season due to the pandemic. After the difficult events of 2020, companies had much to answer for this year, but as proxies wind down, we have the opportunity to...

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The L-Blast | April 2021

Dear All, It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through Q2 of 2021 and summer is around the corner. We are at the peak of proxy season and have been hard at work assisting our clients. In this month’s L-Blast we focus on our “Did You Know” series with part II...

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The L-Blast | March 2021

Dear All, Spring is here and we are well into proxy season, hard to believe Q1 of 2021 is behind us. We hope you all continue to stay safe and have regained some form of normalcy as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to the pandemic. We have...

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The L-Blast | February 2021

Dear All, We hope everyone is well and got through the winter storm safely. It was a challenging time for Texas and we sure hope this is all the snow we get this year! We are excited spring is around the corner and a new proxy season is upon us. Much has changed over the...

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The L-Blast | January 2021

Dear All, Happy New Year to all of you. We hope the year is off to a good start for everyone. Here at NFPCCmp;A we are happy to start the year and are hitting the ground running, excited to help clients solve challenges. In this first L-Blast of 2021, we are covering an...

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The L-Blast | December 2020

Dear All, The end of the year is upon us and although it has been a year like no other – full of trials, difficulties, pain, and loss for many – we remain hopeful for better things to come in 2021. We are grateful for surviving the challenges of 2020, for the lessons...

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The L-Blast | November 2020

Dear All, As we near closer to the end of the year, and especially during this month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be grateful for our blessings. It has been a very difficult year for all of us, but there is always something to be thankful for. Here...

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The L-Blast | October 2020

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner and soon 2020 will be behind us. This year has been like no other and as we near closer to Election Day, we pray for our country and whoever is elected. We hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween and...

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L-Blast | August 2020

Dear All, It’s hard to believe we are six months into this pandemic. Summer break is over and kids are starting a new school year under unprecedented conditions. We hope they all have a blessed and safe year. Here at NFPCCmp;A, we are preparing for the busy fall season...

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L-Blast | July 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and in good spirits as we continue to endure the effects of the pandemic and the unrest our country is experiencing. Our NFPCCmp;A offices continue to function remotely as we work out plans to return to work...

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L-Blast | May 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and in good spirits as we get through this unprecedented time. Although it will be a challenge, it’s definitely uplifting to see restrictions ease as our country begins to take the first steps in the...

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L-Blast | April 2020

Dear All, We hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and in good spirits as we get through this crisis. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear in what we are experiencing, but let me reassure you we are here for you, our clients, partners, and colleagues, to...

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L-Blast | March 2020

Dear All, We are facing unprecedented times and it is my sincere hope that you and your families are safe and have everything you need as we all continue to comply with orders from health and government officials. These are those times in our lives that we will always...

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L-Blast | February 2020

Dear All, We are well into the start of the year with spring around the corner and proxy season upon us. Here at NFPCCmp;A we have been busy helping our public company clients with their proxies, shareholder outreach and CD&A disclosures. Effective communication to...

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L-Blast | January 2020

Dear All, Happy New Year, may this be our best year yet! We hope everyone had a joyful holiday season in the company of family and friends. As many of you may know, I had a total knee replacement late December. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your...

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L-Blast | December 2019

Dear All, As 2019 comes to an end, we look back on this year’s accomplishments and the challenges we faced. It was a year that brought forth strength and growth as a team. We look forward to the new year with greater confidence, and purpose to continue to be better and...

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L-Blast | November 2019

Dear All, The holidays are upon us and the end of the year is quickly approaching. It has been an interesting year for us here at NFPCCmp;A but in this month of Thanksgiving we reflect on all our blessings and are thankful we can still say we had a successful year,...

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L-Blast | October 2019

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner, but what an exciting time for our great city of Houston once again as the Astros compete for their second World Series title! We had a rough start but are now in the lead, just one win away from the...

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Energy L-Blast | October 2019

To All Our Energy Community, There has never been a time where the energy industry has been in such a state of flux… especially with respect to executive and board compensation. Compensation has, for all intents and purposes, become a “battleground” of sorts. Still,...

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L-Blast | September 2019

Dear All, It’s nice to feel some slightly cooler temperatures as we enter the fall season and start drawing closer to the end of 2019! It’s a good time to refocus our energies to tackle the last few months of the year and finish strong. We have some great reads for...

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L-Blast | August 2019

Dear All, Just like that, the summer break is over and the kids are back in school, excited to see what this new school year brings. We at NFPCCmp;A are also looking forward to the opportunities the busy fall season will bring as we prepare to face new challenges. We hope...

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L-Blast | July 2019

Dear All, As summer vacations wind down and kids start getting ready to go back to school, we too are preparing for what’s ahead in the busy fall season. We have some great articles to share with you in this month’s L-Blast that we hope you find insightful. Our first...

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L-Blast | June 2019

Dear All, Summer is here and we are officially halfway through 2019! It’s a good time for all of us to assess where we are with our goals for the year and recalibrate as needed to achieve those objectives. We have some great pieces to share with you in this month’s...

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L-Blast | May 2019

Dear All, It’s hard to believe school is almost out and summer is around the corner! Work has been intense here at NFPCCmp;A but as proxy season winds down we have some time to refocus our energies for what lies ahead. This month we bring you an original NFPCCmp;A article...

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L-Blast | April 2019

Dear All, This year is flying by and summer is already around the corner! We are still in the peak of proxy season and we think you will find this month’s articles especially helpful. In our original article we share the top executive compensation best practices as they...

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L-Blast | March 2019

Dear All,  It’s hard to believe the first quarter of the year is gone and Spring is here! We are at the peak of proxy season and we have some great articles to share with you this month. We hope these will shed some new light on executive compensation trends and the effects...

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L-Blast | February 2019

Dear All, Spring is around the corner and proxy season is in full swing! Here at NFPCCmp;A we are off to a great start this year, staying busy helping our public clients with proxy and CD&A disclosures. Our survey specialists have also been hard at work preparing for our...

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L-Blast | January 2019

Dear All, We hope the new year is off to a great start for all of you. Here at NFPCCmp;A we are excited to hit the ground running and tackle new challenges as we start preparing for proxy season. We have some great pieces to share with you and hope they are a good resource in...

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L-Blast | December 2018

Dear All, It’s hard to believe 2018 is quickly coming to an end. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2019! We at NFPCCmp;A are very grateful for another great year and for all of you. We look forward to the new challenges and opportunities the...

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L-Blast | November 2018

Dear All, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the company of family and friends. We have been extremely busy here at NFPCCmp;A but there is nothing like the Holidays to bring everyone closer together, not only in our personal lives but in business as well. A time of...

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L-Blast | October 2018

Dear All,  It’s hard to believe the holidays are around the corner and soon we will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate and wrap up 2018! Here at NFPCCmp;A are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of our favorite holidays, and are grateful for all of you and...

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L-Blast | September 2018

Dear All, The fall season is upon us and before we know it the holidays will be here! We at NFPCCmp;A are excited to see what 2019 will hold as we prepare for the end of the year. We have some great reads to share with you all in this month’s L-Blast edition. The first piece...

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L-Blast | August 2018

Dear All, Just like that, summer break has come and gone and school is back in session! As we gear up for the busy fall season we took a moment to evaluate our goals as well as our team members. We are excited to announce another round of promotions within our NFPCCmp;A staff!...

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L-Blast | July 2018

Dear All, We hope you are staying cool and enjoying vacations with your families. The start of school is around the corner and just like the kids, we too are gearing up for the busy fall season.   In this edition of the L-Blast we have some great articles to share with you...

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L-Blast | June 2018

Dear All, Summer is officially here and so is the Texas heat! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2018 and soon we will be planning for budgets for the next fiscal year. We have some interesting pieces to share with you in this L-Blast, we hope you find them helpful....

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