John C. Wilcox is Chairman Emeritus of Morrow Sodali.  He served as firm’s Executive Chairman from 2006 through 2020. From 2003 to 2008 he was 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. He has served on many boards and committees, including the Committee for Economic Development, NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq, The Conference Board Global Corporate Governance Center, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Weinberg Corporate Governance Center; the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Laws and

He is a member of the Aspen Institute Corporate Values Strategy Group; the International Corporate Governance Network, where he served on the Board of Governors and chaired the Committee on Cross-Border Voting Practices; the Society for Corporate Governance; the National Investor Relations Institute.

He is the author of treatises on corporate governance, proxy voting, shareholder communications and board responsibility. His articles and white papers have appeared in The London Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, Directors & Boards, The American Lawyer, Insights, Pensions & Investments, The Corporate Governance Advisor, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and other professional publications and blogs. His book, The Evolution of Corporate Governance, was published in 2020.  

John has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies in markets around the world on matters relating to securities regulation and is on the faculty of a variety of director education programs. John 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.

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