Plan Sponsor Council of America and McGuireWoods: A Look At Issues Facing Plan Sponsors

March 10, 2015

220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Join us for a half-day conference to discuss pressing issues facing plan sponsors and service providers today. Don’t miss this opportunity to interface with experts in the retirement industry who will discuss the latest trends and developments.

Speakers will include George Bostick, benefits counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury, who will provide an update on the department’s ongoing work in this area.


Panel 1 – Have a Small Account Issue? The Answer is Portability!
Led By: Dawn Anderson, Plan Sponsor Business Consultant, Retirement Clearinghouse
Mercedes Ikard, Manager, Retirement Benefits, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
Taylor French, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Special Presentation − How Much Risk is Too Much Risk in Retirement?
Led By: Massi De Santis, Senior Researcher & Vice President, Dimensional

Panel 2 – Risks Related to Structuring Investment Options within Defined Contribution Plans
Led By: Jeff Capwell, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Sean King, Principal, SageView Advisory Group
Bill Emmett, Senior Investment Consultant, Towers Watson
Massi De Santis, Senior Researcher & VP, Dimensional

Lunch Roundtable Discussion
Led By: George Bostick, Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury

PSCA ERISA Fiduciary Training Program, Module 1
Led By: Joan Neri, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Who Should Attend

Human resources (manager and/or director level), retirement plan sponsors and administrators, investment advisors, third-party administrators, actuaries, employee benefits managers, ERISA attorneys and accountants, government policy makers with related responsibility

Government officials interested in attending are urged to consult their government ethics office or advisor to determine whether their attendance is appropriate under any applicable government ethics laws, rules or policies.

In compliance with the International Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans, these sessions qualify for CE credit. CE credits for other organizations may be available.