DCIIA Announces Three New Advisory Councils

New advisory councils will expand DCIIA’s research and engagement into defined contribution retirement plans.

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association announced today that its Retirement Research Center has created three new Advisory Councils: Plan Sponsor Advisory Council (PSAC), Advisor Institute Council (AIC) and Institutional Consultant Advisory Council (ICAC).

DCIIA also announced the new chairs for each council. Christina Elliott, the Executive Director of Ohio Deferred Compensation, will chair PSAC. Jim O’Shaughnessy, the President of Retirement and Private Wealth at Hub International, will chair AIC. Bill Ryan, a partner and Head of Defined Contribution Solutions at NEPC, will chair ICAC.

The three new councils will join the Academic Advisory Council (AAC).

“The Advisory Councils are a crucial component of our strategy around research and industry engagement,” said Lew Minsky, DCIIA president and CEO. He added the councils will be focused on “practical, actionable, and unbiased insights that are relevant to the entire retirement ecosystem.”

“The Councils have a critical role to play in ensuring that all industry stakeholders’ viewpoints, needs, and challenges are considered throughout the research lifecycle,” said Rob Austin, chair of the DCIIA Retirement Research Center Executive Committee.