2011 Conference Highlights

On March 7-8, 2011, NIRS held its Second Annual Retirement Policy Conference, “Policy at the Crossroads: Ensuring Economic Recovery Strengthens Retirement Security,” where retirement leaders examined a key question: Will a rising economic tide lift Americans’ retirement boats? Or will policymakers, plan sponsors, and service providers need to employee new strategies to restore America’s retirement readiness? During this solutions-focused conference, policymakers and thought leaders explored the most promising public policy approaches and private-sector initiatives to enhance retirement security.

The conference features distinguished thought leaders including:

  • Ted C. Fishman, author of China, Inc. and Shock of Gray
  • Senator Tom Harkin, Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee
  • J. Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Governor Dick Kempthorne, President & CEO, The American Council of Life Insurers
  • Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New American Foundation
  • Diane Oakley, Executive Director, NIRS
  • Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
  • Brian Perlman, Partner, Greenwald & Associates
  • Congressman Earl Pomeroy, Counsel, Alson + Bird, LLP
  • Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities