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CTRA/NASPP Joint In-Person Meeting on March 7

March 7, 20244 PM – 6 PM
at Connecticut Business & Industry Association
350 Church Street, Hartford, CT

“Welcome Back”

Colonial Total Rewards Association (CTRA) is pleased to co-host a joint in-person meeting with the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) on Wednesday, March 7, 2024, starting at 4 PM in the CBIA Conference Center in Hartford.  This meeting will focus on several aspects of cash and equity compensation.  NASPP is the most-respected association for the equity compensation community, and we are fortunate to be able to hold a joint meeting.  Best of all, it is FREE to CTRA members and guests!

The meeting will have three 35-minute presentations, with many opportunities for networking with old and new friends.  Snacks and refreshments will be available.  

Meeting Sessions

“Changes to 10b5-1 Plans”

10b5-1 plans are under increased scrutiny, which has resulted in increased regulatory requirement at both plan initiation and trading.  Andrew Schwartz from Computershare will cover an overview of the various changes and a variety of actual disclosures reported on EDGAR.

“Best Practices in Compensation Benchmarking”

Vlad Gogish, Senior Principal in Mercer’s Career Practice, and Sophie Harpt, Senior Analyst at Mercer, from will provide insights on how compensation benchmarking practices, tools, and techniques have become more sophisticated, and how the job of the compensation practitioner has become easier and better – or has it?  They will address market pricing strategy, selecting data sources and scopes, choosing benchmark jobs, refining matches, and assessing data validity.

“Trends in Employee Stock Purchase Plans”

Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP) continue to be an important part of total rewards strategy for a growing number of companies.  These programs allow employees to purchase company shares at a discount or match, and they are a potentially valuable benefit to attract and retain talent.  Jeremy Boraks, Fidelity Investments, will explore emerging design trends as well as how they can enhance other benefit programs, such as 401(k)’s.

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