Third Annual Executive Compensation Conference, Newport Beach, California

The Forum For Corporate Directors And California State University, Fullerton Mihaylo College Of Business And Economics To Co-Host

Newport Beach, CA (I-Newswire) September 27, 2012 - The Forum for Corporate Directors ("FCD") and California State University, Fullerton's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics ("Mihaylo College") will jointly host their third annual Executive Compensation Conference on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

A nationally-recognized panel of experts will help prepare compensation committee members, boards of directors, C-level executives and other senior boardroom advisors to effectively navigate the current landscape in order to set executive compensation, which will be among the most important issues they face during the 2013 proxy season.

According to John Della Grotta, a partner at Paul Hastings LLP, and the chair of FCD, "In the last three years, the Compensation Committee has emerged as one of the key committees for investor activists. It is essential that Boards of Directors in general and Compensation Committees in particular are fully aware of their responsibilities and investor expectations. Among the topics the distinguished panel will address are: 1) developing a sound rationale for compensating the company's senior executives, 2) strategies for gaining shareholder support for executive compensation proposals, and 3) ensuring that the executive compensation decision-making process complies with the latest regulations and those that are still in the works."

Dean Anil Puri of Mihaylo College said, "We are pleased to see the high quality of response from board members and senior executives to our last two conferences and look forward to co-hosting the third annual conference. Orange County and the Southern California region deserve a robust and rich discussion on executive compensation and this conference will provide that setting."

The conference will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach, California.

Stephen Brown, Senior Director of Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF, is the keynote speaker at the conference. Mr. Brown's prior experience as a corporate securities attorney at some of the most prestigious law firms in the U.S., coupled with his deep insights on the current regulatory framework, makes him one of the most sought-after spokespersons on this subject at the national level.

The distinguished panelists include

• Sean Feller, Partner, Gibson Dunn

• Michael Esser, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

• Paul Perry, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The co-hosts for the conference are Hoshi Printer and Vivek Mande, Ph.D. Mr. Printer is on the boards of Lantronix (LTRX) and FCD. Dr. Mande is the White Nelson Diehl Evans Professor of Accounting and director of the Center for Corporate Reporting & Governance at Mihaylo College.

Mr. Printer and Dr. Mande added that "We are proud to co-host the conference for the third year in a row. This conference has now become the principal venue for a discussion of executive compensation in Southern California. We are pleased that Stephen Brown of TIAA-CREF is our keynote speaker. His balanced viewpoints are reflective of the national debate on issues of compensation. We also thank our three sponsors for their generous support. In response to the participant feedback from prior years, we have added a module on director compensation. A unique feature of this conference is that participants can confidentially pre-submit compensation related questions for the panel to address."
Registration for the conference may be made online at

FCD Media Contact
Lori Smith

Mihaylo College Media Contact
Kathleen Drake

About the Forum for Corporate Directors

Founded in 1991, the Forum for Corporate Directors is a non-profit business organization committed to increasing the effectiveness of directors, CEOs and senior level executives by anticipating important issues facing companies in today's global economy and presenting peer-to-peer forums to share ideas and key strategies. FCD members include many of Southern California's top business and corporate leaders. Corporate members include Abbott Medical Optics; Alacer Corp.; California State University Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business & Economics; Conexant Systems, Inc; Emulex Corporation; George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University;; MFLEX; Microsemi Corporation; National Technical Systems; QLogic Corporation; Quality Systems Inc.; Resources Global Professionals; and The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

The mission of FCD is generously supported by its Sponsors: Leadership Sponsors: RiechesBaird and Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth; Legacy Sponsors: Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, Microsemi Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Heritage Sponsors: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Lockton Companies LLP, Marsh Risk and Insurance, Mercer Health and Benefits, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Paul Hastings LLP, and Union Bank; Sustaining Sponsors: Abbott Medical Optics Inc., Haskell & White LLP, McGladrey, Rhythm Interactive, The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Risk and Insurance; Supporting Sponsors: BDO USA, LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LL

About the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics
Located in one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial business communities in the United States, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton is the largest accredited business school on the West Coast, nationally recognized for accreditation in both its business and accounting programs.

Mihaylo provides a world-class business education, offering graduate and undergraduate programs that integrate classroom education with best business practices, technology, award-winning research, functional applications, and real-world experience. Our network of over 50,000 alumni and business partners are the driving force of Southern California business.

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