Public Pension and Retirement Security Policy Academy 2017

The Council of State Governments hosted the third annual Public Pension and Retirement Security Public Policy Academy in Lexington, KY on Oct. 4-6, 2017. Attendees heard about public pension finance, approaches to reform, actuarial principles, legal decisions, GASB, retirement security initiatives, emerging trends and more. Presentations are linked below, both to their corresponding names in the agenda and at the very bottom.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

2:30 – 3 p.m.                                     

Welcome and overview of program

  • Alan Conroy, executive director, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

3 – 4:30 p.m.                     

The Fiscal State of Public Pensions

  • Keith Brainard, research director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
  • Bailey Childers, executive director, National Public Pension Coalition
  • Barrie Tabin Berger, senior legislative representative, AARP

 

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

9 – 10 a.m.                                         

Legal Landscape of Pension Reform

  • Moderator: Hank Kim, executive director, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems
  • Amy B. Monahan, professor, University of Minnesota Law School

10 – 11:15 a.m.                                

State Retirement Administrator Roundtable

  • Moderator: Dana Bilyeu, executive director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators
  • Robert A. Wylie, executive director, South Dakota Retirement System
  • Robert J. Conlin, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
  • Tina Leiss, executive officer, Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                

State Reform Case Studies

  • Moderator: Len Gilroy, senior managing director, Pension Integrity Project & Government Reform, Reason Foundation
  • Jeffrey J. Kros, assistant general counsel, Arizona State Senate
  • Sen. Sean Bennett, South Carolina

1:30 – 3 p.m.                                     

Assessing the Long-Term Fiscal Health of Pensions; Actuarial Valuations and Your State Budget

  • Moderator: Luke Martel, group director of Employment, Labor & Retirement Program, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Brian Septon, principal, The Terry Group
  • Ed Koebel, principal and consulting actuary, Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

 

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

9 – 9:45 a.m.                                     

The Role of GASB

  • Alan Conroy, executive director, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.                            

Work and Save: Retirement Insecurity in the Private Sector

 

                

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