2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year Winners

PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce the 2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists.

The Plan Sponsor of the Year annual awards program recognizes retirement plan sponsors that show a commitment to their participants’ financial health and retirement success. The award is given in many categories to recognize all plan types, so any plan sponsor can be eligible.


Nominations are made in the fall, finalists are announced in February, and winners are announced in September. To be considered, a sponsor must first be recommended for the award. Nominations are accepted from across the industry—including those from providers, advisers, consultants, actuaries, attorneys, third-party administrators (TPAs), employees and colleagues. All nominees are then asked to complete an online form, supplying details about the plan’s administration, participant statistics and data.

The 2020 awards have 10 categories in order to allow for the most accurate comparisons across plan types and sizes:

Congratulations to the 2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists and winners!

PLANSPONSOR Staff

Public Defined Contribution (DC)

Nonprofit DC <$500MM

Nonprofit DC >$500MM

  • Plansponsor of the year winner icon WINNER

    Hugh Penney
    Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • FINALISTS

    Tom Topik
    Human Resources Officer
  • Lisa Abbott
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs

Corporate 401(k) <$25MM

Corporate 401(k) $25MM–$50MM

Corporate 401(k) >$50MM–$100MM

Corporate 401(k) >$100MM–$250MM

Corporate 401(k) >$250MM–$1B

Corporate 401(k) >$1B

Total Retirement Offering

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