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Jack Byrne to speak at Western Pension & Benefits Council - Spring Conference


WHAT:  WP&BC Spring Conference 2018

TOPIC:  Executive & Board Compensation – Tax, Regulatory & Best Practices

Executive compensation has become a recurring top boardroom topic.  An ever-changing tax landscape, a greater focus on accountability, and evolving regulations - combined with a heightened public attention to CEO pay – all intensify demands for effective guidance from in house counsel  Benefit and pension provisions can add desirable instruments for compensation strategy but come with a further array of challenges.

Two excellent resources will bring their expert insight to present key highlights and answer your questions on best practices & hot topics.  Plus all attendees will receive a complimentary one page “Executive Compensation Checkup Checklist” and companion article.


Ryan Nisle, Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Ryan assists clients in navigating the increasingly complex tax rules applicable to executive compensation and equity awards, including compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Ryan has assisted clients in designing multifaceted equity compensation plans, as well as deferred compensation plans for current and incoming executives.

Jack Byrne, Principal at Ascend Consulting
Ascend Consulting is a trusted advisor on executive & board compensation, delivering independent competitive intelligence, seasoned guidance & powerful solutions since 1999 to over 70 of the Northwest’s top mid-small cap firms.  Jack also draws on his 20+ years of C-suite leadership of private, public, family & ESOP startups & high growth businesses for practical operating insights.

WHEN:   May 2, 2018

LOCATION:  Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

John Byrne