(All events are by invitation-only—except TweetChats and Webinars.)
In the competition to fill top positions, some companies will pay whatever it takes to get their ideal candidate into the CEO’s chair. Coca-Cola recently created a stir with its new stock option plan, which equates to a dramatic pay increase for Coke’s top executives. While the plan passed, it was controversial and continues to draw investor criticism. Warren Buffett called it “excessive”—yet declined to vote against it—and shareholders who voted for it represented fewer than half of the company’s outstanding shares. Is there a culture of excessive executive pay in corporate America, or are highly paid CEOs earning their keep?
Join us at our next Spotlight Series discussion on June 3 to find out whether companies and shareholders are getting what they pay for.
Esteemed Panel Members:
- Donald P. Delves, Director, Towers Watson
- Suzanne Kriscunas, Managing Partner, The Riverside Company
- Cynthia Pharr Lee, President, C. Pharr & Company
- Ronald A. Rittenmeyer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Expert Global Solutions, Inc.
- Linda A. Wilkins, Partner, Wilkins Finston Law Group LLP
About the Spotlight Series Breakfast
Pearson Partners International, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm, hosts the quarterly Spotlight Series breakfast events to discuss trends and factors impacting businesses. The complimentary event is by invitation-only for C-level executives and private equity partners to share knowledge and network. For more information about Pearson Partners, please browse our website or call 214.292.4130.
Take a look into the future of North Texas higher-level education as we welcome David E. Daniel, Ph.D., to lead our next Spotlight Series breakfast discussion.
Dr. Daniel is president of The University of Texas at Dallas, a top source of talented graduates for area companies that is on track to become the area’s first Tier One research university. The university’s Tier One initiative—spearheaded by Dr. Daniel—aims to transform UT Dallas into one of the nation’s best public research universities, deepening its resources, attracting the best students and educators, and driving innovation among area businesses.
Join us on September 9 as we discuss the future of Tier One education in Texas, and why incubating top talent is critical to drive innovation, growth and competitive advantage.
(This event is by invitation-only.)
An Economic Forecast for 2015 and Beyond
Featuring Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport
Every year, the world’s third-busiest and fastest-growing airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International, produces more than $31 billion in economic impact for the DFW region—hosting more than 60 million passengers a year, supporting more than 150,000 jobs and pumping $9 billion in payroll into the area’s economy. At our next Spotlight Series breakfast, led by Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of DFW International Airport, learn why international connectivity is critical to the economic viability and growth of the North Texas region.
As he leads a $2.7 billion terminal renewal and improvement program, Mr. Donohue will share his thoughts on the airport’s economic impact, its international service expansion plans and the future of airports as crucial links within the global city system.
Sean Donohue serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, the third-busiest airport in the world. In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and future development of the Airport. As the chief executive officer of DFW Airport, Mr. Donohue manages an organization comprised of more than 1700 employees, as well as an annual operating budget of over $650 million and a $3 billion capital improvement program. Under Mr. Donohue’s direction, DFW Airport produces more than $31 billion in annual economic impact for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and hosts more than 60 million passengers each year. Mr. Donohue joined DFW International Airport in October of 2013, following a distinguished 28-year career in the airline industry.
This event is by invitation only.
The Digital Business Dream Team:
How the CIO and CMO Collaborate for Success
Where “marketing” once meant direct mail or printed brochures, today it can mean anything from social media or email campaigns to dynamic web content and customer analytics. As marketing efforts grow ever more integrated with and dependent on technology, information technology and marketing teams have entered a new realm of collaboration and interdependence, and chief information officers and chief marketing officers carry equal weight in decisions about technology assets and Big Data. Join our panel of IT and marketing experts, at our next Spotlight Series breakfast, to learn how CIOs and CMOs are working together to manage budgets, mitigate risk and ensure the success of digital business efforts.
This event is by invitation only.