2017 Conference Highlights

On February 27-28, 2017, NIRS held its Eighth Annual Retirement Policy Conference, Retirement Policy Game Changers: Tackling Retirement Readiness, in Washington DC.

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At the conference, we examined the issues like Americans’ views of the retirement crisis; rethinking retirement in a changing political landscape; and creating a bipartisan plan to ensure retirement security for Americans.

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The conference featured distinguished thought leaders including:

  • Keith Brainard, Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) Senator William Cassidy, R-LA
  • Representative Joe Crowley, D-NY
  • Lynn Dudley, Senior Vice President, American Benefits Co
  • Scott Evans, Chief Investment Officer, New York City Office of the Comptroller
  • Teresa Ghilarducci, Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School
  • Fiona Greig, Director of Consumer Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute: Presentation here
  • Melissa Kahn, Managing Director, State Street Global Advisor Presentation here
  • Michael Kreps, Principal, Groom Law Group
  • James B. Lockhart, III, Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Retirement & Personal Savings Commission: Presentation here
  • Gerri Madrid-Davis, Director, Financial Security & Consumer Affairs, State Advocacy, AARP: Presentation here
  • Janice Mays, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Helaine Olen, Author, The Index Card
  • Cherelle Parker, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
  • Brian Perlman, Senior Vice President, Greenwald & Associates
  • Earl Pomeroy, Former Congressman and Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Ida Rademacher, Executive Director, Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute
  • John Scott, Director, Retirement Savings Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts: Presentation here
  • Jon Sheiner, Former Ways and Means & NAGDCA
  • J.D. Vance, Author, Hillbilly Elegy
  • Aliya Wong, Executive Director of Retirement Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce