NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

12/10/15 | Austin | Director Compensation Update

December 10, 2015
Austin, TX



The full board, or a committee thereof, is responsible for setting its own compensation:  

  • What are the key trends in director compensation?
  • Should boards be paid for performance or as fiduciaries?
  • Should boards ever be paid more than the 50th percentile?
  • Should a board and its executives be targeted at the same percentiles?
  • Should management have anything to do with board pay?
  • How have increasing director time commitments affected compensation?
  • How can the board best align director pay with the long term interests of shareholders?
  • What are best practices in compensation committee practices and process? 
  • How does director compensation differ in public and private company settings?

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  PowerPoint Presentation
  Dealing With Director Compensation
  Director Pay: In the news

Location and Time


AT&T Center
1900 University Av
Austin, TX, USA 78705

7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion
7:50 am Program Presentation Begins
8:30 am Audience Q&A
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation

9:15 am Final Networking

Speaker Spotlight


Brent Longnecker MODERATOR

Brent M. Longnecker, CCC, CCP, CBP, GRP, CECP
Chairman & CEO, Longnecker & Associates Director, AmReit, Star 12 Foundation, Rosehill Christian School Foundation

Brent Longnecker, Chairman and CEO of Longnecker & Associates, has more than 28 years’ experience in strategy governance and remuneration consulting for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Longnecker has built one of the country’s leading, privately held executive management consultancies, serving both domestic and international markets, with additional corporate litigation support. For almost three decades, he has consulted with a wide variety of companies in multiple industries. Further, he has authored 15 books on compensation, governance, and human resource – including the recent release of his 15th book, The Power of Restricted Stock, 3rd Edition. Mr. Longnecker has authored and/or been featured in more than 500 articles nationwide. Consulting Magazine selected Mr. Longnecker as one of the Top 25 consultants in the U.S., and his firm has been twice ranked the #1 Best Small Company to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly. He has both his bachelors and masters from the University of Houston.

Ross Buhrdorf

Chief Technology Officer, HomeAway
Director and Compensation Committee Member, American National Bank
Director, Santa Fe Institute, KLRU

CTO of the year in 2011 and founding chief technical officer for HomeAway (NASDAQ: AWAY). Ross Buhrdorf has helped grow the company from a startup to its current position as a $3B global leader in the travel industry. He is responsible for building both the team and the technology platform that ultimately created and defined the concept of the “short-term rental” and “vacation rental by owner” market. In his more than 30 years as a technology leader, entrepreneur and corporate executive, Ross helps transform the way consumers interact with technology. He is passionate about the consumer Internet, security, mobile technology and how to apply innovation to build better products and a better world. Mr. Buhrdorf is a member of the Compensation Committee and Board of Directors for American National Bank (where he is helping them through a digital transformation and security upgrade) and the Santa Fe Institute - a pioneering research institute that studies complex adaptive systems in an effort to answer some of humanity’s biggest questions. Buhrdorf also serves on the board of KLRU, the non-profit PBS affiliate in Austin. An active mentor and angel investor in the technology community, Ross is a Partner at Capital Factory, a globally recognized accelerator program and investment fund.

Timothy Dehne

Vice President of Engineering, Briggo
Director, Cirrus Logic, Inc., Asset InterTech

In 2013, Mr. Dehne joined Briggo, an exciting startup that is building the world's first completely automated robotic barista. Mr. Dehne serves as the Vice President of Engineering for Briggo. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Systems Research and Development and Vice President of Global Marketing for Luminex Corporation from July 2009 – August 2013. Mr. Dehne spent over 21 years at National Instruments where he held many leadership positions, the most recent of which was Senior Vice President, Research and Development. Mr. Dehne is an accomplished executive in engineering, product development, and product strategy with vast experience in the technology sector. During his tenure at National Instruments his executive responsibilities included positions in Research and Development, Marketing, and Strategic Marketing. Mr. Dehne holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. Mr. Dehne serves on the Board of Directors for Cirrus Logic, Inc (NASDAQ: CRUS) where he is a Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Dehne also serves on the Board of Directors privately held Asset Intertech where he is also the Chairman of the Compensation Committee.



2 NACD skill-specific credits

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