Announcing PLANSPONSOR’s 2012 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists

February 1, 2012 ( - Each year, the editors of PLANSPONSOR magazine, the industry’s leading resource for pension and benefits related news, recognize plan sponsors that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers.

We are pleased to announce the 2012 finalists for our annual Plan Sponsor of the Year awards, across five distinct workplace segments:   


Catholic Health Systems  

Indiana University Health Physicians 

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation 


Public DC plan: 401(k)/457: 

County of San Diego  

Fairfax County (Va.) 

New York State Deferred Compensation Plan 


Defined Benefit: 

Hickory Springs Manufacturing  


Corporate 401(k) Large: 

Beckman Coulter 

Land O Lakes  

Lufthansa German Airlines 

Mountaire Corp. 

Parkview Medical Center 



Corporate 401(k) Small: 

Cummins Rocky Mountain 

Fort Wayne Metals  


Each Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist will be recognized at PLANSPONSOR’s Annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York City on March 29, and also will be featured in the March issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine. The winners in each category will be unveiled in early March.    

At the Awards for Excellence celebration, PLANSPONSOR will also announce the winners of its annual Retirement Plan Adviser and Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year.