2018 PLANSPONSOR National Conference

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HSA Essentials Workshop

DC Bootcamp

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Wednesday June 13, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast (Renaissance West)

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    HSA Rules and Regulations, the Relationship Between Retirement Plans and HSA’s
    Presenter: 
    Ed Shehan,
    Senior Client Relationship Manager, Health Benefit Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Benefit Solutions
    Sponsored by
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Health Benefit Solutions

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    HSA Administration Best Practices
    Presenter: Kevin Robertson,
    Chief Revenue Officer, HSA Bank

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    Coffee Break

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    Encouraging Participant Adoption of HSAs
    Sponsored by HSA Bank
    Presenter: Kevin Robertson,
    Chief Revenue Officer, HSA Bank

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    Managing Investment Menus Within HSA’s
    Presenter: Jamie Greenleaf,
    Lead Advisor / Principal, Cafaro Greenleaf

  7. Q & A and Closing Remarks

Wednesday June 13, 2018

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    Registration and Breakfast
    (Renaissance West)

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    Understanding ERISA and Fiduciary Fundamentals
    Presenter: Jodi Epstein,
    Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker

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    Maintaining Plan Documents and Underlying Plan Design
    Presenter: Lisa L. Jones, 
    VP, ERISA Consulting Group, Sentinel Benefits and Financial Group  

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    Coffee Break

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    Managing Your Investment and Retirement Plan Committees

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    Monitoring Your Service Providers and Investments
    Presenter: David N. Levine,
    Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered

  7. Q & A and Closing Remarks

Wednesday June 13, 2018

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    Registration with Buffet Lunch (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

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    Opening Remarks:
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Join Us and Hear From Our Opening Keynote Speaker: Nicholas Epley, Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Author, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. 
    Nicholas Epley
    conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking and intuitive human judgment. “Most people are intuitive psychologists in their daily lives – wondering why people think or behave as they do. I just happened to find a profession that enables me to answer these questions for a living,” explains Epley. 
    In his new book, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (February, 2014), Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet— other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. 

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    Spending in Retirement and Financial Shocks: Fact and Fiction
    Retirement modeling tools make assumptions about how retirees will spend down their accumulated assets to fund their retirement needs, but do people actually behave like this? Lori Lucas, President and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute examines both quantitative and qualitative data that shows how retirees really approach drawing down their assets in retirement, and how they are managing risks—such as catastrophic health care costs—along the way. The results may challenge many commonly held assumptions about spending—and living–in retirement.
    PresenterLori Lucas, President and CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute

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    Coffee Break Sponsored by BlackRock

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    Top Trends:
    Two industry leaders take a 30,000-foot view of employer-sponsored benefit programs, participant trends, and what will likely stay and change in the short and long term.
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Drew Carrington, Head of Institutional Defined Contribution-U.S., Franklin Templeton Institutional, LLC
    Michael Knowling, Head of Client Relations and Business Development,
    Prudential Retirement

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    Washington Update: Leading experts explain retirement-related developments in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across the U.S. We’ll dive deep into the latest legislation and regulations impacting retirement plan sponsors and participants.
    Moderator:
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Jodi Epstein,
    Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker
    David N. Levine Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered

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    Bright Lights … Big Cities! Take a Road Trip to the Exhibit Hall for the PSNC

    Opening Night Cocktail Party.
    Ride the highway of fantastic hometown food and drinks from New York, New Orleans, Miami to Chicago as you visit with each of our exhibitors to see what’s new in 2018. Sample Italian fare from NYC, seafood and sausage jambalaya from New Orleans, cubanos from Miami, authentic Chicago hot dogs and so much more! Everyone who attends will receive a complimentary raffle ticket for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Fantastic giveaways (up to $300) and AmEx gift cards of varying amounts could be yours for the taking! 

    Sponsored by MassMutual


Thursday June 14, 2018

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    Breakfast Sponsored by Milliman (Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom)

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    Opening Remarks:
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    A Case Study in Selecting the Optimal QDIA… Process, Process, Process
    Identifying the optimal target-date fund is a challenging and critically important decision for many retirement plan sponsors. Plan characteristics and participant demographics affect retirement investment needs and contribute to how effectively a target-date fund matches a plan’s objectives. Roger Paschke, Chief Investment Officer, Hearst, will discuss his experience selecting the target-date glide path for his plan to meet their desired investment objectives. Roger will be joined by David Blanchett, Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, who will discuss a new data-driven process developed by Morningstar Investment Management designed to assist plan sponsors in determining an optimal glide path based on plan demographics balanced against costs, as well as other considerations. 
    Presenters:
    David Blanchett,  Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management LLC
    Roger PaschkeChief Investment Officer, Hearst Corporation
    Sponsored by UBS Asset Management and Morningstar Investment Management

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    Retirement Security: An Inflection Point? Part II
    Joe Ready
    , Executive Vice President and Director of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust, will delve deeper into the inflection point the U.S. retirement system faces in its work to help drive better outcomes for workers. If plan sponsors and providers are serious about better retirement outcomes, we need to help participants. In this presentation, Joe will discuss the value of help for concepts both visible – such as social security optimization and withdrawal frequency and order – and invisible, such as behavioral coaching to avoid knee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations. In order to better understand the range of help needed throughout a participant’s career journey, Joe will explore an inventory of very specific, yet common, questions and discuss what is needed to address them.  
    Presenter: Joe Ready, Executive Vice President, Director of  Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust

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    Coffee Break Sponsored by BlackRock

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    Session 1
    Fiduciary Outsourcing:
    What you should know. Understanding 3(16), 3(21) and 3(38) options
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Christopher Kulick, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST
    Spencer GoldsteinPrincipal & CIOStoneStreet Equity

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    Session 2
    Educating Investment Committees:  The basics of what they should know, and the resources available to sponsors to educate them.
    Moderator: Judy Faust-Hartnett, Managing Editor, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Joshua P. Itzoe, Partner and Managing Director, Greenspring Advisors
    Gordon Tewell, Principal, Innovest Portfolio Solutions 

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    Session 3
    Rules, Regulations and Other Factors Affecting DB Funding Strategies
    Pension funding calculation relief introduced by MAP-21 and extended by other regulations will be phasing out soon. However, plan sponsors have been using the relief less and less and accelerating their funding to help lower Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums. In addition, tax law changes are leading plan sponsors to accelerate their funding. This session will explore how these and other factors are affecting how defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors are using investing and contribution strategies to fund their plans.
    Presenter:
    Robin M. Solomon, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker

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    Session 1
    A Shift in Educating Participants—What Is Financial Wellness? For years, communication with participants centered around investing topics. Times have changed and financial wellness is the latest approach to participant education. The challenge for the industry is to make sense of what financial wellness is… is it education, is it a full-blown program, how frequently is it delivered, how is it benchmarked—and who delivers it?
    Moderator: Mark A. Davis, Senior Vice President | Financial Advisor, CAPTRUST
    Panelists:
    Nathan Voris, Managing Director, Business Strategy, Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
    Edward O’Connor, Managing Director , Head of Workplace Wealth Solutions and Corporate Retirement, Morgan Stanley
    Jen Harmer, Assistant Vice President, Customer Experience Strategy & Development, Lincoln Financial
    Rachel Weker, VP, Senior Manager, Investment Platforms and Services, T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.

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    Session 2
    Asset-Allocation Vehicles: What are trends in offering target-date funds and managed accounts? What should plan sponsors know and document about their investments. How do the more recent hybrid QDIAs fit into the landscape?
    ModeratorTodd Kading, Managing Director, LeafHouse Financial
    Panelists:
    Joseph Lee, SVP, Head of Retirement Investment Solutions, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC
    Greg Jenkins, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Defined Contribution, Invesco
    Chat Cowherd, Vice President, Head of Client Relationship Management, American Century Investments
    Gene R. Huxhold, Senior Managing Director, John Hancock Investments

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    Session 3
    Benchmarking Retirement Readiness: What different benchmarks are there? Are they reliable? Why is it important to know retirement readiness of participants, and how can plan sponsors use this information when making plan design decisions?
    Moderator: Rebecca Moore, Managing Editor, PLANSPONSOR.com
    Panelists:
    John Doyle, SVP, Senior Defined Contribution Strategist, American Funds from Capital Group
    Lynda Abend, Chief Data Officer, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
    Tina WilsonSenior Vice President and Head of the Investment Solutions Innovation, MassMutual U.S.
    Jeff FisterRelationship Manager, ADP

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    Lunch Sponsored by Empower Retirement (Exhibit Hall – Grand Ballroom)

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    Workshop 1
    (Renaissance Ballroom)
    Demystifying Income Annuity Pricing
    As 401(k) plan sponsors explore retirement income distribution options for their DC plan participants, it’s important that they know how immediate income annuities and qualifying longevity insurance contracts (QLACs) are priced. This workshop will address, in simple terms, the components of annuity pricing – mortality, interest rates and expenses – and how various assumptions and features will impact an annuity’s monthly payout. You’ll leave this workshop understanding how to help your 401(k) plan participants maximize their monthly income in retirement.
    Moderator: Christopher MaarbergDirector, Product DevelopmentInstitutional Income Annuities, MetLife
    Panelist: Thomas BarberesiAssistant Vice President and Actuary, Institutional Income Annuities, MetLife
    Sponsored by MetLife

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    Workshop 2
    (Congressional Hall)
    Optimizing Plan Design Around Lifetime Income
    A panel featuring a PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year and a Retirement (Nonprofit DC >$100MM) and Benefit Plan Consultant give an inside look at how the Boston Medical Center plan was able to embrace innovative plan design centered around generating lifetime income for its participants. Along with a panel lead from TIAA, the panelists will also discuss the lifetime income solutions available in the marketplace, and the importance of income to help achieve success.
    Moderator
    Tim Pitney, Managing Director, Institutional Investment and Endowment Distribution, TIAA
    Panelists:
    Pete Kaplan, President, PK Financial Group, Inc.
    Kerry Ryan, Director, Benefits, Boston Medical Center
    Dwyatt McClain, Director, Institutional Investment and Distribution, TIAA
    Sponsored by TIAA

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    Session 1
    Helping Participants Maximize Their Savings Opportunities: Understanding how to help participants consider their savings across Roth vs pre-tax, HSAs and other supplementary savings plans.
    Moderator: Jake Winegrad, Partner, MonetaGroup
    Panelists:
    Kevin Robertson, Chief Revenue Officer, HSA Bank
    Alvin Shaver, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.
    Kenneth M. Forsythe, Assistant Vice President, Product Strategy, Empower Retirement
    Jania Stout, 
    Practice Leader, Co-Founder, Fiduciary Plan Advisors 

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    Session 2
    Investment Lineup Construction and Design: Collective investment trusts, white labeling, smaller fund menus, and “tiered” menus. What new products, features and strategies will help ensure your participants retire with more money? We’ll cover the latest in investment menu management.
    Moderator: Earle W. Allen, Partner, Cammack Retirement Group
    Panelists:
    Michelle Rappa, Managing Director, Retirement Client Advisor,
    Neuberger Berman
    Joe Szalay, Director, Defined Contribution Investment Strategy, BlackRock
    Dan Bruns, Vice President, Product Strategy, Morningstar Investment Management LLC
    Jeffrey W.  Kletti, Senior Vice President, Head of Investments, Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust

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    Session 3
    Pension Risk Transfer Options for Qualified and Nonqualified DB Pension Plans
    Amid rising costs and increasing complexities when managing defined benefit (DB) plans, many plan sponsors are looking to shed their DB liabilities. Industry sources will discuss options plan sponsors have for doing so.
    Moderator: Michael W. Kozemchak, Managing Director, Institutional Investment Consulting
    Panelist:
    Marty Menin, Senior Director – Retirement Solutions Division, Pacific Life
    Michael E. DevlinPrincipal, BCG Pension Risk Consultants
    David Hinderstein
    Strategic Retirement Group, Inc.

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    Session 1
    The Evolution of Participant Advice
    As of now, implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule is on hold after a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision. However, many providers have already changed their advice offerings per fiduciary rule provisions, and plan sponsors may have adjusted their education programs in anticipation of compliance. Panelists will discuss where the fiduciary rule stands at the time of the conference and how participant advice has changed over the years—fiduciary rule or not.
    Moderator: John Manganaro, Deputy Editor, PLANADVISER.com
    Panelists:
    Leah Hill,
    Director – Retirement Plan Services, Shepherd Financial
    Paul Sommerstad, Senior ERISA Consultant, Blue Prairie Group

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    Session 2
    Small Plans, Big Results: What can small plan sponsors with low budgets and few staff do to have a best in class plan design and outcomes for participants similar to larger plans?
    Moderator: Dan Peluse, Director of Retirement Plan
    Services, Wintrust Wealth Management
    Panelists:
    Jonathan Schultheiss, 
    Retirement Plan Advisor, Partner, Gate City Advisors
    Cheryl Braun, Director of Human Resources, United Hardware Distributing Company

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    Session 3
    Trends in Investing Strategies for DB Plans
    Liability-driven investing (LDI) investing strategies are still common among defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors. While some sources suggest DB plan sponsors should invest more in fixed income to lock in funded status gains, others suggest dipping into more equities to boost funded status. In addition, research finds DB plans using the outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) model are able to be more strategic and are obtaining better returns. And, there are arguments on both sides about DB plans’ use of alternative investments. Is LDI still the main strategy for DB plans, or are new investing strategies emerging
    Moderator: Rebecca Moore, Managing Editor, PLANSPONSOR.com
    Panelists:
    Thomas SchatzmanSenior Vice President, Institutional Consulting Director, Financial Advisor, Graystone Consulting‎, Morgan Stanley
    Attila Toth
    Partner, Co-Founder, Portfolio Evaluations, Inc.

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    Coffee Break Sponsored by BlackRock

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    Session 1
    Planning for Post-Employment: How to ensure your plan for departed and retired participants. Reducing leakage and constructing a plan for withdrawals.
    Moderator: Joshua UlmerSenior Institutional Consultant,  Morgan Stanley
    Panelists:
    Jamie Greenleaf, Lead Advisor / Principal, Cafaro Greenleaf
    Terry Dunne, SVP, Managing Director, Retirement Services, Millennium Trust Company

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    Session 2
    The Flavors of Re-enrollment: Considerations for improving a plan by revisiting participant decisions.
    ModeratorJoe ConnellPartnerSikich Retirement Plan Services
    Panelists:
    Kevin Skow, Principal, Milliman
    Bruce Lanser, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant,
    UBS Retirement Plan Consulting Group

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    Session 3
    Fee Considerations: What is fee-levelization and what does it involve? What are flat fees? What is zero-revenue sharing, and does this necessarily provide the lowest investment expenses for participants.
    Moderator: John Manganaro, Deputy Editor, PLANADVISER.com
    Panelists:
    Michael Volo
    Senior Partner, Cammack Retirement Group
    Scott Everhart, President,  Everhart Advisors

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    Employee Wellness: Health Meets Wealth
    As companies expand both their health and financial wellness programs, they are exploring new communication channels to connect with employees, as well as finding ways to personalize content to increase participant engagement. A recognition that stress around debt and financials can be just as detrimental to physical health as an illness, has led employers to expand employee well-being programs to create healthier and more productive workforces. Panelists will discuss how employers are embracing opportunities to create holistic wellness programs that emphasize both physical and financial health, and key components to consider when implementing and monitoring such programs.
    Moderator: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Nathan Voris, Managing Director, Business Strategy, Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
    Michael M. Kane, Managing Director, Plan Sponsor Consultants

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    Saddle up, and mosey on over to our Uptown Hoedown!

    Hey ya’ll … grab yer partner and come on over to our Night Two Uptown Hoedown Exhibit Hall party! Our country western décor and down-home fare will leave you yodeling for more! Call Auntie Em because it’s going to be a good one—with more raffle prizes, a saloon bar and country music to boot!

    Sponsored by Morgan Stanley / Graystone Consulting

Friday June 15, 2018

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    Breakfast Sponsored by First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (Exhibit Hall – Grand Ballroom)

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    Opening Remarks:
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR

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    Best Practices to Protect Yourself and Your Company from Fiduciary Liability Lawsuits: Recent retirement plan lawsuits focused on questionable investments options, high fees, plan administration challenges and conflicts of interest have led plan sponsors and their advisers to reexamine their processes to ensure they are running a compliant plan. Panelists discuss what the accusations and decisions in cases have meant and steps you can take to ensure the next suit isn’t yours.
    ModeratorAlison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief, PLANSPONSOR
    Panelists:
    Emily Costin, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
    Jamie Fleckner, Partner, Goodwin Procter
    Rhonda Prussack, SVP and Head of Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

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    Coffee Break Sponsored by BlackRock

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    Making Sense of Big Data: It matters whether or not your retirement plan is helping your employees retire and now, in a world flush with data, plan sponsors have a wealth of information to sort through. What are the most important data points to review and how can you decide how to use that information to improve your plan outcomes?
    Moderator: John Manganaro, Deputy Editor, PLANADVISER.com
    Panelists:
    Julie Doran, SVP, Retirement Plan Advisory, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
    Barbara Delaney, Principal, StoneStreet Renaissance

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    Beyond Auto Features: What Forward-Looking Plan Sponsors Are Doing.
    Moderator: Rebecca Moore, Managing Editor, PLANSPONSOR.com
    Panelists:
    Andrea Cockrell, Administrative Services Manager, City of Plano
    Joanna Farrere, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administrative Services, Illinois Health and Hospital Association
    Jennifer Hatcher, Manager of Retirement Programs, TriHealth

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    Closing Lunch

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    Plan Sponsor Confidential: (Plan Sponsors Only)
    Discussions over lunch will be led by PLANSPONSOR editorial staff. An opportunity for plan sponsors to network with peers and discuss what’s on their minds, and how they will take what they heard over the conference back to their desks.

Sponsorship Information

Katie Bacon | 203-595-3184 |

General Information

Carol Popkins | 203-461-0985 |