Subject: File Number S7-24-16
From: Alma Butkunas

Mar. 04, 2019

Mr. Brent J. Fields 
Secretary A Coalition of Growth Companies 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 
100 F Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20549-1090
Re: File Number 4-725; SEC Staff Roundtable on the Proxy Process 
Dear Mr. Fields,
I have a real concern about the role of proxy advisors and the role they play when they are supposed to be looking out for my best interests. 
As a retired CPA I believe that the real problem comes from proxy advisory firms that so many, including myself, rely on for recommendations. However, I can never seem to find out or understand how and why their recommendations come about.
With so much concern about outside influence these days I can’t help but wonder who is exactly influencing my advisor when it comes to voting my shares? I need someone to help manage my funds based on what is good for me and my family and not someone’s hidden agenda.
I am aware that the SEC is currently examining the proxy process and for that I am grateful. The bottom line for me is there needs to be more transparency in this process and we need to know who is involved with the proxy firms that supposedly have my best interests at heart. 
Most sincerely, 
Alma Butkunas 
Lansing, MI
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