PLANSPONSOR Announces 2012 Plan Sponsors of the Year

March 5, 2012 - PLANSPONSOR proudly announces the 2012 winners of its annual Plan Sponsor of the Year awards across five distinct retirement plan segments.

The 2012 Plan Sponsors of the Year are: 

  • Fairfax County – Public DC 401(k)/457  
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – Nonprofit/403(b)    
  • Hickory Springs Manufacturing – Defined Benefit     
  • Land O’ Lakes – Corporate 401(k)  
  • Fort Wayne Metals – Corporate 401(k) Small 


The Plan Sponsors of the Year 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.  In addition to recognizing best-in-class standouts in a variety of categories, on that night, PLANSPONSOR also will announce the winners of its annual Retirement Plan Adviser and Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year awards.   

The finalists for each award were announced in February (see Announcing PLANSPONSOR’s 2012 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists).  

About the Award   

Each year, the editors of PLANSPONSOR magazine, the nation’s leading information resource about workplace retirement plans, honors those employers that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers. Strong plan metrics, relevant plan design, and a commitment to participant education are the hallmarks of distinction of PLANSPONSOR’s Plan Sponsor of the Year award winners.  

Last year’s winners included California Savings Plus Program, Heritage Valley Health Systems, The Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri, Ernst & Young and The Tapemark Company.