PLANSPONSOR Announces 2010 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists

February 9, 2010 ( - PLANSPONSOR, the nation’s leading retirement plan resource, today announced the 2009 finalists for its annual Plan Sponsor of the Year awards, across four distinct workplace segments. 

Corporate Sector

  • Johnson & Johnson – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 
  • NV Energy, Inc – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. – Waltham, Massachusetts



Public SectorDefined Benefit Pension

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System



Public Sector/457

  • California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
  • State of New Jersey / Department of The Treasury   
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation



  • Champlain College – Burlington, Vermont
  • Florida Institute of Technology – Melbourne, Florida
  • Legacy Health Systems – Portland, Oregon
  • Nyack Hospital – Nyack, New York


Each Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist will be recognized at PLANSPONSOR‘s Annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York on March 25, and also will be featured in the March issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine.  The Plan Sponsors of the Year will be announced later this month.  Also 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.

On an annual basis, the editors of PLANSPONSOR magazine identify individuals or institutions/employers that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers. According to Nevin E. Adams, Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR, “Each of the finalists has distinguished itself in unique and quantifiable ways, and with demonstrable results during this especially critical period.  We are pleased once again to be able to acknowledge a true diversity of contributions and leadership by organizations that are seriously committed to helping workers retire with dignity.”      

Last year’s winners included Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, WellSpan Health, West Virginia Teachers’ Retirement System, and the City of Los Angeles.      

Previous recipients have included M. A. Mortenson Company; The YMCA Retirement Fund; The Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS); the State of Hawaii; American Airlines; the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); IBM; the United Methodist Church; Gary Amelio, Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board; David Bronner, Head of the Retirement Systems of Alabama; the FDNY Pension Fund; and General Motors Asset Management’s Allen Reed.     


PLANSPONSOR magazine, an Asset International publication, is the nation’s leading authority on retirement issues and benefits programs. Along with its sister publication PLANADVISER, provides comprehensive news and commerce services dedicated solely to helping employers and financial advisers navigate the complex world of retirement plans and benefit programs on behalf of their employees or clients. For more information, see   

PLANSPONSOR is headquartered at 1055 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901.       

About Asset International

Asset International is a privately-held publisher and information provider to global pension funds, asset managers, financial advisers, banking service providers, and other financial institutions in the private and public sector. Asset International produces and distributes print and digital publications, conferences, research and data resources via its industry-leading brands PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Global Custodian, ai5000, Strategic Insight and The Trade. The company was acquired in January 2009 by Austin Ventures and has offices in New York, London and Stamford, CT.