PLANSPONSOR’s 2014 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists and Winners

Each year, the editors of PLANSPONSOR magazine—the industry’s leading resource for retirement-benefits related news—recognize plan sponsors that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for workers.

Each Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist and winner will be recognized at PLANSPONSOR’s Annual Awards for Excellence dinner in New York City on March 11, and also will be featured in the March issue of PLANSPONSOR magazine.

We are pleased to announce the 2014 finalists (and winners) for our annual Plan Sponsor of the Year awards, across five plan types:

Corporate 401(k): <$50M
Corporate 401(k): $50M–$1B
Corporate 401(k): >$1B
Public Defined Contribution

Corporate 401(k): <$50M

Cox Smith (San Antonio, Texas)
Draper Inc. (Spiceland, Indiana)
Landsman Development Corp. (Rochester, New York)

And the winner is... Draper Inc. (Spiceland, Indiana)

Corporate 401(k): $50M–$1B

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Washington, D.C.)
American Woodmark Corporation (Winchester, Virginia)
O.C. Tanner Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Range Resources Corporation (Fort Worth, Texas)
Vermeer Corporation (Pella, Iowa)

And the winner is... O.C. Tanner Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Corporate 401(k): >$1B

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, Tennessee)
Google Inc. (Mountain View, California)
Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, Washington)

And, the winner is Google Inc. (Mountain View, California).


Gilman School (Baltimore, Maryland)
Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Florida)
Texas Association of School Boards Inc. (Austin, Texas)
Washington St. Board for Community & Technical Colleges (Olympia, Washington)

And the winner is... Gilman School (Baltimore, Maryland).

Public Defined Contribution

City of Austin Deferred Compensation Program (Austin, Texas)
State of Michigan, Office of Retirement Services (Dimondale, Michigan)
State of Tennessee (Nashville, Tennessee)

And the winner is City of Austin Deferred Compensation Program (Austin, Texas).