John C. Wilcox

Former Senior Vice President & Head, Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Co.

John C. Wilcox

John C. Wilcox

Former Senior Vice President & Head, Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Co.

Biography

From 2005 to 2008 he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF, one of the world’s largest private pension systems. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF he was chairman of Georgeson & Company, the U.S. proxy and investor relations firm. During his career he has specialized in corporate governance, capital markets regulation, director education, cross-border standard-setting and investor communication, providing expertise in both corporate and shareholder perspectives. Mr. Wilcox is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and co-chair of ShareOwners.Org. He is a member of various advisory boards including: NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq, The Conference Board Global Corporate Governance Center, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Weinberg Corporate Governance Center and wallstreetlawyer.com. His other memberships include: the Aspen Institute Corporate Values Strategy Group; the International Corporate governance Network, where he served on the Board of Governors and chairs the Committee on Cross-Border Voting Practices; the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals; the National Investor Relations Institute; the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws. He is the author of treatises on proxy voting and shareholder communications and his articles have appeared in The London Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Insights, Pensions & Investments, The Corporate Governance Advisor, Directors & Boards, the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and other publications and professional blogs. He has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on matters relating to securities regulation and is on the faculty of a variety of director education programs. Mr. Wilcox received a B.A. from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M degree from New York University Graduate School of Law. He is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations. It is worth mentioning that John Wilcox is also directly involved in high-profile Morrow Sodali assignments, when the issues at stake (“delicate” items in the Agenda, need to deal with activist “shareholders”, consultation at Board level, etc) require it. John, who keeps a continuous oversight on the governance components of Morrow Sodali’s service offering, has strong previous experience in providing advice/consultation, educational sessions on specific governance related issues to boards, senior management, AGM planning groups, etc. His technical knowledge and established working relations with the leading players and opinion makers in the governance world provide an invaluable source for understanding and anticipating the response of the investor community and crafting the adequate management’s message to better represent the Client’s objectives in engaging shareholders.

Overview
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730

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1943

Age

77

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Chief Executive Officer at Morrow Sodali Global LLC

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Wingcast, Inc.

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Former Managing Director & Head of Asset Finance at Prudential Securities

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Managing Director & Head of Sales & Business Development at Morrow Sodali Global LLC

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Co-Founder at Phillips Oppenheim

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University Professor & Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University - School of Law

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President at Georgeson & Co., Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Morrow Sodali Global LLC

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Chief Executive Officer-US at Morrow Sodali Global LLC

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Co-Head, Mergers & Acquisitions & Activism US at Morrow Sodali Global LLC

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Former Senior Vice President & Head, Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Co.
Education
LL.M
Class of 1981

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD
Class of 1968

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

MA
Class of 1965

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

BA

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. The largest professional investor relations association in the world, NIRI’s more than 3,300 members represent over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.

Career History
Senior Executive & Chairman
2008 - Prior

Sodali Ltd. provides management consulting services. The firm provides expertise and services relating to shareholder transactions, corporate governance, board assessment and relations with institutional investors. It offers transaction and corporate governance advisory services. The company is headquartered in Marylebone, the United Kingdom.

Senior Vice President & Head, Corporate Governance
2005 - 2008

TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Co. provides insurance services. The firm offers retirement plans, IRAs, mutual funds, retirement annuities, brokerage & trading, 529 education savings, managed investment accounts and TIAA personal portfolio. The company was founded on March 04, 1918 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Head of Corporate Governance
Prior

GWM is an active, long-term manager which seeks to assist families to preserve their wealth over generations. They provide a range of advice and services, aiming to develop strategies for clients to manage their assets and develop their businesses. The firm also works with them to achieve success through good corporate governance, transparency and dialogue among owners, managers and investors.

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Prior

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a non-profit organization, which awards fellowships and grants. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2012

Committee for Economic Development, a subsidiary of The Conference Board, Inc., is an American company located in Washington, DC, that provides management consulting services. On 14 Jan 15 The Conference Board, Inc. acquired Committee for Economic Development.The company says this about itself: The Committee for Economic Development is the Public Policy Center of The Conference Board that delivers well- researched analysis, and non-partisan, reasoned solutions in the nation's interest.

$10K - $25K
2008

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a non-profit organization, which awards fellowships and grants. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

$25K - $100K
2007

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a non-profit organization, which awards fellowships and grants. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

Political Donations
$500
2010
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