Event Features Leading Retirement Expert Speakers and Release of New Research on Americans’ Views of the U.S. Retirement Crisis

February 22, 2019, Washington, D.C. – The National Institute on Retirement Security will hold its 10th Annual Retirement Policy Conference, Retirement Security in America | How Can We Do Better?, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at The Westin City Center located at 1400 M Street N.W. in Washington, D.C.

The conference will feature release of new research, Retirement Insecurity 2019:

Americans’ Views of the Retirement Crisis. This research examines the views of working age Americans on their retirement prospects, savings options, federal and state policies, and public employee retirement plans.

The opening speaker will be Jim Keohane, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. He will be followed by Dr. James Poterba, Professor of Economics at MIT, Princess Moss, Secretary-Treasurer for the National Education Association, and Preston Rutledge, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

News media registration is available here. A live webcast will be available here.

Additional speakers include:

  • Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works
  • Scott Brabrand, Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Joshua Franzel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for State and Local Government Excellence
  • Robert Friedman, Founder and Chair Emeritus, Prosperity Now
  • Leon (Rocky) Joyner, Senior Vice President, Segal Consulting
  • Helaine Olen, Panel Moderator and Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Allison Loat, Managing Director, FCLTGlobal
  • Stephanie Roman, Senior Policy Analyst, UnidosUS
  • Ron Saathof, Director, International Association of Firefighters
  • Katie Selenski, Executive Director, CalSavers
  • David Wilson, Managing Director, Nuveen Global Fixed Income

Below are the details:

What:                        10th Annual Retirement Policy Conference | Retirement Security in America | How Can We Do Better?

When:                        Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:00 AM ET – 2:30 PM ET

Where:                      The Westin City Center  | 1400 M Street, N.W. | Washington, D.C.

Media Registration:  Register here.  | Choose “Media” as registration type.

The National Institute on Retirement Security is a not-for-profit organization established to contribute to informed policymaking by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy through national research and education programs. Located in Washington, D.C., NIRS has a diverse membership of organizations interested in retirement security including financial services firms, retirement plan sponsors and service providers, and trade associations among others. More information is available at

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