The 2016 Annual Conference in Newport Beach was everything we expected and more. The location, accommodations, attendees, speakers and networking opportunities were all superb!
Looking to the Future
We took a look at the future to see how new research and programs are helping us connect with our future selves in pursuing financial well being, extending our longevity and aging with dignity. We looked at the upcoming election and the potential impacts of a new administration and congress on the future of public pensions. We learned how one retirement system is creating consistent messaging to various stakeholders, as well as how another system is introducing financial literacy to grade school and high school students. NPEA member systems are truly leading the way!
Heading into the conference, the board was also faced with filling the vacancy created by Aimee Rives who retired from the Kentucky Retirement Systems. We were fortunate to have several tremendous candidates answer the call. The nominating committee interviewed each candidate and Tony Pierce of the Houston Firefighters' Relief & Retirement Fund was nominated and elected by the membership at the annual business meeting to serve on the board effective January 1, 2017.
Honoring the Past
We also took a look back as we said goodbye to Dave Daly, who is retiring after 30 years in NPEA as a member, past president of the board and administrator. Many stories were shared highlighting Dave’s impact and contributions to NPEA in becoming a leader in the pension education industry. We will miss you, Dave!
As happens so often in life, when one door closes another one opens. We are also excited to announce Aimee Rives will become the new NPEA administrator. Again, we were fortunate to have several excellent candidates interview for this position. Aimee brings incredible firsthand experience having served on the board and understanding all facets of serving you as a member.
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