Proxy Season, SBUX & NSC: Hear from Longacre Square's Jessica McDougall at Tulane - CorpGov
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Proxy Season, SBUX & NSC: Hear from Longacre Square’s Jessica McDougall at Tulane
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Proxy Season, SBUX & NSC: Hear from Longacre Square’s Jessica McDougall at Tulane

CorpGov hosted a fireside chat with Jessica McDougall, Partner and Chair of Corporate Governance & Shareholder Engagement at Longacre Square at the 36th Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. The in-person interview was joined by Editor-at-Large Jarrett Banks and they discussed how shareholder proposals are very precise for proxy season.

They also talked about activist campaigns as they relate to material business risks and opportunities like the case of Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) and Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC), two entities speaking to the operations of the company and the people critical to their success, like employees, key management and board accountability. 

Watch the full recording below:

About Longacre Square

Longacre Square is a communications and special situations advisory firm with 30 expert practitioners across offices in New York, West Palm Beach and Dallas.

We advise boards of directors, management teams and founders when facing critical business challenges, pursuing new opportunities and navigating normal course operations.

As a full-service consultancy, our capabilities span strategic communications, investor relations, corporate governance advisory, capital markets planning and transaction support, and crisis management.

About Jessica McDougall

Jessica McDougall is Chair of the Corporate Governance and Shareholder Engagement Advisory practice, where she works with company boards, management team members, and senior investment professionals. Jessica works across a range of situations, including proxy contests and M&A, as well as on an ongoing basis to implement governance, strategic, and sustainability-related best practices.

Prior to joining Longacre Square, Jessica spent seven years on the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team, where she was responsible for overseeing engagement and proxy voting activities for companies within the industrials and materials sectors in the US and Canada. Prior to BlackRock, Jessica served in a similar role at TIAA.

Jessica has over 13 years’ experience in the investment stewardship and ESG advisory space. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia.


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