Lessons from this Proxy Season & What Boards Should be Doing Now


A Conversation with Bill Ultan, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Morrow Sodali

Join us for this special overview of the proxy season, lessons learned and strategies for the board in the off-season.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2 PM ET | 11 AM PT
60 minutes

Vimeo Video

In this webinar, Directors & Boards Publishing Director David Shaw speaks with Bill Ultan, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, at Morrow Sodali to review key developments from this proxy season, including voting results, and provide insights on the latest trends in investor expectations. What is the role of ESG in the boardroom? How can directors prepare for engagements? How are new disclosure rules impacting companies? What can directors do now to move forward?

Discussion points will include:

  • Say on Pay
  • Shareholder Proposals
  • ESG
  • Investor Expectations
  • Board Engagement



Bill Ultan

Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Morrow Sodali

Bill Ultan is a Managing Director at Morrow Sodali and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. As manager of the firm’s Corporate Governance Consulting Group with over 30 years of experience in the field, Bill has guided companies through a wide range of governance and takeover challenges, including contentious shareholder proposals and compensation-based initiatives, proxy contests, tender offers, and other corporate control matters. He previously was a senior member of the firm’s Stock Surveillance and Proxy Solicitation departments. Bill’s vast experience has been gained through years of observing shareholders and proxy advisory firms, assessing compensation practices and governance policies, and analyzing voting results and solicitation strategies. He prepares many strategic assessments and counsels officers and directors of public companies across a diverse range of industries and market capitalizations.


David Shaw

Publishing Director, Directors & Boards

David Shaw is the publishing director of Directors & Boards and its sister publication, Family Business. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites.

Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.



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