2014 Conference Speakers

David Keeling, Keynote

Make Them Laugh, Make Them Think: Understanding the Learning Brain

Author, educator and entertainer Dave Keeling has worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom and abroad using energy and entertainment and a little bit of magic to teach school communities, organizations and corporations, enabling people through humor and laughter to see the world in a more positive light and to show the power that humor has as tool for change and communication. 

Dana Bilyeu

The Public Pension Policy Debate

Dana Bilyeu, NASRA Executive Director and former executive officer of the Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada, discussed the ongoing public pension policy debate, NASRA's research and response, and the direction the debate and press coverage is headed.

Randy Krum

Data Visualization: The Science, Design and Strategy Behind Infographics

Randy Krum, President of InfoNewt LLC, author of Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design and blogger of coolinfographics.com, focused on telling visual stories with data. He is a frequent speaker for professional organizations, MBA classes, corporate meetings and government agencies. He was also honored to be selected as the 2012 Central Intelligence Agency speaker series presenter.

Dr. Marion Somers, Ph.D

Helping Our Retirees Stay Safe - Physically and Financially

Dr. Marion Somers, Ph.D, author of Elder Care Made Easier and an elder care expert, has appeared on numerous news shows and quoted in major newspapers and print media. Her Dr. Marion Minute airs on over 300 radio outlets, coast to coast. Her major focus for NPEA was fighting financial fraud against seniors and educating people to avoid accidents and stay safely in their homes.

Kevin Seibert, CFP, CRC, CEBS

Managing Your Retirement Income and Retirement Readiness Assessments

Kevin Seibert, Managing Director of the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) and co-author of the series of Managing Retirement Income professional education courses, presented these two CRC courses.

In Addition:

Tom Lussier offered A Word from Washington
Robert Klausner, Esq. provided the national Pension Case Law Update
Mark McChesney asked Is There an App for That? in his discussion on Internet applications
Dennis Gatlin presented Ethics for Pension Professionals
Larry Langer and Mary Vanek discussed communications challenges of Implementing GASB 67/68
NPEA member systems shared best practices and programs in breakout sessions