I am pleased to be an invited speaker at the Sustainable State & Local Retirement Systems: Responsible Stewardship of Public Funds & Fairness for Employees. This convening will bring together state legislative leaders, plan officials, and national thought leaders to discuss the steps states can take to address underfunded public pension plans and best practices for putting retirement systems on a sustainable path. Many states and cities are seeking to balance responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars and the ability to recruit and retain a high-quality workforce. We seek to help policymakers wrestle with questions of benefit plan design, evaluation of funding mechanisms, and examination of the legal framework for reform.

Session topics include:

• Retirement reform and the law
• Retirement for police and firefighters
• Retirement for teachers
• Retirement reform and the media
• Asking more from actuaries

October 24-25, 2013 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001