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Southeastern Chapter

Southeastern Chapter Annual Meeting & Conference

The Southeastern Chapter's 2015 annual meeting and conference will be held on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1.

Pre-Conference Dinner at Empire State South
Sponsored by Merrill Corporation

Date & Time:  September 30 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location:   Empire State South
                     999 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 140
                     Atlanta, GA  30309

Conference and Annual Meeting @ Loews Atlanta Hotel
Date & Time:  October 1 @ 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (followed by post-conference happy hour!)
Location:   Loews Atlanta Hotel
                     1065 Peachtree St NE
                     Atlanta, GA  30309

Conference highlights:

  • State of the Society update
  • Interview with Betsy Murphy, Associate Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
  • A Conversation with Directors
  • SEC Hot Topics, including pay ratio, pay for performance, hedging and clawbacks
  • Shareholder activism form the activist perspective
  • Shareholder engagement trends and tips
  • Professionalism CLE Credit

(full agenda to come)

Registration Information
The registration fee is $175 for Society members and $195 for non-members. The fee includes complimentary breakfast and lunch at the conference, as well as the pre-conference dinner. An opportunity for networking will be available at a cocktail reception immediately following the conference. No refunds will be provided for cancellations after September 18, 2015. Walk-ins will be accommodated subject to space availability and the registration fee must be paid by check at the door.

(Society members will be asked to sign in with their Society login information to register. Nonmembers will be asked to create a profile to register).

If you would like to register and pay by check please call Rachael DeLano at 212-681-2000.

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Loews Atlanta Hotel for a special conference rate of $229 (before tax/fees). Reserve your room online or call (888)-563-9736 as soon as possible as hotel space will likely fill up fast. Be sure to mention SCSGP to get the group rate. If you have any difficulty securing a room, please contact Dean Pallas at

CLE Credit
Application will be made for Florida, Georgia and New York credit. Please contact us for additional information concerning the availability of CLE credit in other states.

More Information
To learn more, please contact Dean Pallas at or Jared Brandman at

Southeastern Chapter Meeting Schedule

September 30 - October 1, 2015

Society Southeastern Chapter Annual Dinner/Meeting

Pre-conference Dinner will be held on 9/30

Conference on 10/1 - Loews Atlanta Hotel Midtown

(Note about location: due to a new feature exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) and certain changes to the event planning process, ABG was not available for our 2015 meeting)

Early December

Society Southeastern Chapter Holiday Lunch

Chapter Officers

Brian Webb
SPX Corporation
Vice President

Melissa Caen
Southern Company Services, Inc.

Dale Moore
Corporation Service Company
Membership Chair

Anita Kamenz
The Coca-Cola Company
Advisory Committee

David Scileppi
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
Advisory Committee

Ira Coleman
McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Advisory Committee

Juliet Sy
AGL Resources Inc.
Advisory Committee

Laura Hewett
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Advisory Committee

Michael Johnson
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Advisory Committee

Neil Ginn
Advisory Committee

Patrick Macken
ARRIS Group Inc.
Advisory Committee

Anne Loflin
Center for Board Excellence

Brenda Mareski
Bank of America Corporation

Brian Wanamaker
Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

Byron Loflin
Center for Board Excellence

C. Edward Klank
FedEx Corporation

Christine Connolly
Dollar General Corporation

Christopher Greene
Canal Insurance Company

Christy Green
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.

Courtney Kamlet
INC Research, LLC

Debra Clements
Milliken & Company

J. David Woodruff
Energen Corporation

J. Paul Jullienne
Unum Group

Judy Mayo
Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.

Lindsay McClelland
Southern Company Services, Inc.

Lisa Machado
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Michael McCauley
Florida State Board of Administration (SBA)

Rebecca Taber
Vulcan Materials Company

Robert Lamm
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Roger Batkin
AGCO Corporation

Sherry Grady
INC Research, LLC

Susan Helfrick, LLC

Teri McClure
United Parcel Service, Inc.

Vivien Hastings
WCI Communities, Inc.

Chapter Community Site

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