A year of pandemic-induced distruptions and an ever-changing defined contribution landscape have jointly created more obstacles for DC plan sponsors everywhere. However, regardless of the state of the world, plan sponsors' role in providing retirement security for participants remains one of the most crucial pillars in the US retirement system.
Tune in to the DC Institute's two-part Summer Series this June and July from anywhere - Episode 1 will focus on the crucial and non-negotiable task of foreseeing and delivering retirement income solutions and strategies no matter participants' demographics or profile, while Episode 2 will take plan sponsors at a look on how to further upgrade and fortify your existing DC plan with additional tools like wellness programs and investment solutions.
The Defined Contribution Institute was created to serve DC plan sponsors, and we rely upon an Advisory Board of plan sponsors to help conceptualize and guide each event’s agenda. We sincerely thank this year’s Advisory Board as well as everyone who has provided — and will continue to provide — input to ensure that the topics we are addressing are current, practical, and pertinent.
Bernie Knobbe, Vice President, Global Benefits, AECOM (Chair)
Henry Levy, Treasurer - Tax Collector, Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association
Bill Bercek, 401(k) Program Manager, Amazon
Suzanne Carroll, Director, Treasury, Amgen
Paul Visconti, Director of Retirement Programs and Investments, Avangrid
Paul Mele, Global Head of Benefits, BlackRock
Matt Adamson, Benefits, Americas, Bloomberg L.P.
Kevin Stoller, Director of Benefit Investment, Caterpillar Inc.
Lynna Soller, Benefits Manager, City of Chandler
Steven Montagna, Chief Personnel Analyst, City of Los Angeles
Johnny Liang, Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits, Dolby Laboratories
Anthony Tomich, Head of Pension Investments, Farmers Insurance Group
Colin Orr, Associate Director, Retirement Benefits, Genentech
Daniel Marafino, Financial Benefits Specialist – Retirement, Google
Patin Ma, Compensation Manager, Google
Michael Jabs, Lead, Pensions, Kraft Heinz Food Company
Shafer Smith, Portfolio Manager, Public Equities, Lockheed Martin
Jason Naskiewicz, Americas Investment Manager, Mars Incorporated
Debra Roberts, Chief Investment Officer, Maryland Supplemental Retirement Agency
Stephen McCaffrey, Senior Counsel for Plans, National Grid USA
Ron Shaw, Financial Wellbeing & Retirement Manager, Paychex
Jack Miller, Advisory Committee, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Carl Gagnon, Assistant Vice President, Global Retirement Programs, Unum Group
The Defined Contribution Institute is a private membership organization for the nation’s DC plan sponsors as well as supporting members from the industry’s leading asset management firms, providers, and consultants. Members and supporting members come together for meetings which foster idea exchange and the achievement of common goals. The environment at these events is collegial, collaborative and confidential in accordance with Chatham House Rules. Built by plan sponsors for plan sponsors, the agenda for each DC Institute meeting draws heavily on an incomparable well of industry insight contributed by our plan sponsor and expert attendees. Each program addresses the issues most relevant to the nation’s plans.