2018 Conference Highlights

On February 26-27, 2018, NIRS held its Ninth Annual Retirement Policy Conference, Refocusing Retirement: Taking the Long View, 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:

  • Dr. Kate Bahn, Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Ken Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
  • Jennifer Brown, Manager of Research, National Institute on Retirement Security: Download the presentation here
  • Alfred Campos, Director, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community
  • Owen Davies, Pension Transformation Global Managing Director, Accenture: Download the presentation here
  • Stacey Dion, Managing Director, External Affairs Group, The Carlyle Group
  • Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • William (Flick) Fornia, FSA, Founder, Pension Trustee Advisors: Download the presentation here
  • Michael Hairston, Senior Pension Specialist, National Education Association: Download the presentation here
  • Kathleen Johnson, Vice President, Pershing, a BNY Mellon company
  • Thomas (Tom) Lee, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director, New York State Teachers’ Retirement System: Download the presentation here
  • Mark Miller, Journalist and Author, Reuters
  • Helaine Olen, Journalist
  • Honorable Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co LLC: Download the presentation here
  • Ronald D. Peyton, Executive Chairman, Callan
  • Akio Tagawa, Principal, Linea Solutions: Download the presentation here
  • Samantha Vargas Poppe, Associate Director, Policy Analysis Center, UnidosUS
  • Dr. Christian E. Weller, Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston: Download the presentation here