About Us

Agenda is a boardroom resource with dedicated journalists that deliver independent, original analysis on the U.S. corporate board space. From articles to webcasts, we give busy board members the tools to surmount crises, gain inside perspectives on how other boards are strategizing, and continually add value to their meetings.

Features:

  • Corporate Board Intelligence
    Our Monday and Friday issues arrive directly to our readers’ inboxes.

  • Education Webcasts
    Webcasts on critical topics are available throughout the year and offer certificates to fulfill director education requirements without leaving your office. Watch live to join the panelist Q&As.

  • Research Reports
    Quarterly special issues provide deep-dives on topics including human capital oversight, compensation, and digital trends.

  • Research Vault
    Our database lets you explore third-party reports, white papers, surveys and studies.

  • Agenda App
    Agenda can be accessed on-the-go using our app, available for  iPad® and iPhone®.


FAQ - Reading Agenda:

  • Who reads Agenda? Our primary readers are public board directors and company executives, with more than 6,200 starting their week with us.
  • What topics does Agenda cover? Both our articles and director education webcasts cover the key issues board members are interested in, from corporate governance, new board nominations, and other boards benchmarking, to director compensation, risk management, and legal and regulatory changes. 
  • Where can I access Agenda? Our twice-weekly issues are emailed to our readers and trialists, with each issue also available on our website and our app for printing or digital reading.
  • Some groups put out free content, why should I read Agenda? Agenda offers original analysis rather than aggregation, and prides itself on speaking directly to and quoting a variety of directors for a true sense of how your peers are approaching challenges. Our pieces are concise yet in depth - we know our readers only have time for quality information.
  • How do I read Agenda? Agenda offers corporate subscriptions for your whole board to stay up-to-date on the changing boardroom landscape. If your board already has a subscription, contact us here to join. If not, we offer free three-week trials so you and your board can see our value. For trial questions, contact Myra Langsam at MyraL@AgendaWeek.com.
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FT Commitment and Actions

Our Commitment:

It is fundamental to the integrity and success of the Financial Times (FT) that we uphold the highest possible standards of ethical and professional journalism, and that we are seen to do so.
As a subsidiary of the Financial Times, Agenda and its journalism are subject to a self-regulation regime under the FT Editorial Code of Practice: www.ft.com/editorialcode
 

Our Actions:

In September 2014 the Financial Times Limited (FT) appointed Greg Callus as its editorial Complaints Commissioner. The role will ensure a continued means of dealing with reader complaints following the closure of the UK Press Complaints Commission. His remit is to support the FT’s existing framework for handling editorial complaints, independent of the editor.
Read about the role here.  
Find out more about the Complaints Commissioner and the Appointments and Oversight Committee .
If you wish to request a clarification or correction, or make a complaint about any of our editorial content or journalistic activity, please email editor Melissa Anderson manderson@AgendaWeek.com.
Where any complaint under the FT Editorial Code is unable to be resolved by FT’s senior editors, the Complaints Commissioner will review the matter and recommend any appropriate redress.



Editorial

Melissa J. Anderson
Melissa J. Anderson

Melissa Anderson is Managing Editor at Agenda, where she previously covered executive compensation and legal and regulatory issues for corporate boards. Before joining Agenda, she was the editor of The Glass Hammer, a career publication for women in financial services. She has an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and a BA in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary.

Amanda Gerut
Amanda Gerut

Amanda Gerut is Associate Editor at Agenda. She has been reporting and writing for Agenda about issues relevant to nominating and governance committees, among other topics, since 2010. Before coming to Agenda, she served in various roles over five years, including as managing editor, of mutual fund board publication BoardIQ. She has also worked previously as a reporter for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., and as a reporter for The Herald News in New Jersey. Amanda is an editorial advisory board member of CleanTechIQ, an information resource for investors on sustainability and ESG issues, and Small-Cap Institute, a content library for executives and board members of small, publicly traded companies.

Stephanie Forshee
Stephanie Forshee

Stephanie covers executive compensation for Agenda. She has held reporting roles at American Lawyer Media, the Puget Sound Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She co-authored In Other News: Reporters on Reporting with Rosie Downey and has freelanced for various publications including Forbes.com, Newsday, Backstage and Daily News in Los Angeles. She serves as a board member for the New York Press Club.

Lindsay Frost
Lindsay Frost

Lindsay Frost is a Reporter with Agenda. She joined Agenda from IHS Chemical Week magazine, a 100-year-old publication, where she covered industry-specific beats as well as executive compensation and leadership changes. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in communications with a concentration in media studies. She was the managing editor of her college newspaper, the George Street Observer, and has completed internships with the Charleston City Paper and TheStreet.com here in New York.

Tony Chapelle
Tony Chapelle

Tony Chapelle is a Senior Reporter with Agenda. He previously covered stockbrokers, individual investors and brokerage companies as a senior editor for On Wall Street magazine. In the late 1990s, he and his wife Carla ran a newsletter called Securities Pro, which reported on African Americans in the financial services industry. From 1989 until 1993, Tony produced television programs at CNN Business News in New York. Tony earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia Journalism School.

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez
Jennifer Williams-Alvarez

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez is a Reporter with Agenda. She joined Agenda from ALM and Corporate Counsel, where she covered in-house legal departments for nearly two years. She has also previously worked as a researcher for a legal analyst at Fox News. Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in political science and from New York Law School.

Alana Pipe
Alana Pipe

Alana is responsible for data-driven content for Agenda and FundFire. Previously she worked at NBC’s Owned Television Stations working on a range of multimedia from video to interactive content. Alana graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and holds a BA in Literature from McGill University.

Jack Buehrer
Jack Buehrer

Jack Buehrer is Agenda’s News Analyst. This is Jack’s second stint with Agenda, having been a senior reporter and managing editor. From 2014 to 2016, he was managing editor of the Village Voice in New York City. Over more than 15 years as a reporter and editor, Jack has covered business, foreign affairs, energy, real estate, and government. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jonathan Gregg
Jonathan Gregg

Jonathan Gregg is the Copy Editor for Agenda. He has been working in New York City as a copy editor, musician and writer for the past 20 years. A graduate of Brown University, he spent more than a decade freelancing for numerous magazines ranging from Institutional Investor to Vanity Fair before doing a five-year stint at Time, Inc., where he was the senior editor of Time.com. Besides working for Money-Media, his most recent assignment was copyediting and fact-checking George Plimpton's biography of Ernest Shackleton.

Jonathan E. Braunstein
Jonathan E. Braunstein

Jonathan E. Braunstein is the Director of Sponsored Content. Jonathan is responsible for overseeing all sponsored content at Money-Media, serving as the project leader and working closely with marketing, advertising and editorial teams, as well as with counterparts at the Financial Times. He was previously editorial director for webcasts and has produced written and interactive editorial content across nearly all of Money-Media’s publications. Prior to Money-Media, Jonathan worked as a television news producer and writer for Boston’s NBC and Fox affiliates. Originally from New Jersey, he is an alumnus of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

Hannah Glover
Hannah Glover

Hannah Glover is a Group Managing Editor at Money-Media, overseeing several asset management and governance titles including Ignites, FundFire, BoardIQ, Agenda, Financial AdvisorIQ, Ignites Europe and Ignites Asia. She joined the FT Specialist unit as a reporter in 2007 and has worked as managing editor at Ignites and sister publication GatekeeperlQ. Prior to covering the world of asset management, she worked as a legislative investigator for the New York City Council and as a reporter at the Meriden, Conn. Record-Journal.

Sales and Marketing

Chris Burke
Chris Burke

Christopher Burke is Head of Sales for all Money-Media subscriptions. Chris oversees sales and renewals for all Money-Media publications. Chris has been with Money-Media since 2007, when he was hired in a business development role for the events team. In 2012, Chris took sole responsibility for the Renewals department and shortly thereafter started managing key sales roles as well. Chris took on his current position as Head of Sales in 2019.

Myra Langsam
Myra Langsam

Myra Langsam is the Director of Sales for Agenda. She handles the sales for Site Licenses for the publication. Myra brings over 20 years selling experience in publishing and has worked for Thomson Publishing, Euromoney and Kennedy Information Services. Her experience has been selling Site Licenses, Sponsorships for Conferences, Webinars and Labcasts.

Catlin  Sweeney
Catlin Sweeney

Catlin Sweeney is the Group Marketing Director. Catlin oversees the marketing team responsible for driving marketing efforts across Money-Media’s suite of products. Catlin joined Money-Media in June 2013 as the Research Team Captain and managed the off-site marketing research team. Catlin worked as a Marketing Associate from 2014–2016, executing marketing campaigns for numerous Money-Media publications, including Ignites, Ignites Asia, Ignites Europe, and Ignites Research. Catlin graduated with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Chelsea Bona
Chelsea Bona

Chelsea is a Senior Marketing Associate. Chelsea executes marketing efforts for Agenda, BoardIQ, and Life Annuity Specialist. Prior to Money-Media, she worked in human resources consulting. Chelsea graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish.

Renewals and Reprints

Ben Donnelly
Ben Donnelly

Ben Donnelly is the Relationship Manager for all subscription-based customers, ensuring favorable renewal rates and client relations. Ben joined Money-Media with five years of sales and account management experience from NYC-based technology companies. He holds a BS in Marketing from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.

Christopher Howell
Christopher Howell

Christopher Howell is the Client Service Manager & Reprints Manager. Chris is primarily focused on proactive efforts to help increase reader engagement and strengthen relationships with key contacts. He is also handles reprints for all Money-Media publications . Prior to Money-Media Chris worked for the New York District Council of Carpenters. He received his BA in Sociology from SUNY New Paltz in 2005 and his master's degree in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay in 2015.

Advertising

Dennis Asselta
Dennis Asselta

Dennis Asselta is the Group Head, Financial Advertising for the Financial Times. Dennis is responsible for managing the financial advertising team as well as working with partners on integrated advertising solutions across both the Financial Times and FT Specialist. Dennis graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in Policy Studies.

Jessica Truglia
Jessica Truglia

Jessica is the Senior Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Jessica is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Jessica has held many sales roles. Most recently at Usablenet where she was responsible for selling mobile platform solutions. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration, Marketing from Monmouth University.

Emily Robbins
Emily Robbins

Emily Robbins is the Account Director of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Emily is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money Media portfolio, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Prior to joining the team, Emily worked in client management at advertising agencies in New York and Washington D.C. She helped clients develop marketing strategies and oversaw creative development and execution of fully-integrated campaigns. Emily graduated from Towson University with a degree in Business Administration and Mass Communication.

Kelsey Healy

Kelsey Healy is the Account Executive of Asset Management for the Financial Markets Advertising Team. Kelsey is responsible for selling advertising solutions across the Financial Times and Money-Media, including print, digital, mobile and bespoke opportunities. Kelsey previously worked at Turner Broadcasting in advertising sales roles. She graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Business Management.