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Event Date Sun Oct 17 MDT - Wed Oct 20 MDT (5 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Oct 17 10:00am - Wed Oct 20 7:00pm
Location The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Region Americas

We look forward to reuniting in Denver to hear from experts in the industry, network with benefit professionals and share strategies on managing the funds your serve in this ever changing world.

The International Foundation is committed to helping you meet the upcoming challenges, providing a source for unbiased, impartial information on the key issues you face while supporting your benefit funds. Join us for three and a half invigorating days at the 67th Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Denver, Colorado to gain the latest tools, ideas and strategies for making effective decisions on behalf of your plan members.


2021 Speakers


Risha Grant
Radical Acceptance: The Power of Being Real

Josh Sundquist
American Paralympian and author


Benjamin Ablin
Senior Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

John Adler
President, ELMC Rx

Paula Allphin
Plan Manager, BeneSys Administrators

Jenny M. Armbruster
Deputy Executive Director, PreventEd

Daniel Aronowitz
Managing Principal, Euclid Specialty Managers

Aneish Arora
Principal/Consultant, Meketa Investment Group

Michael Auerbach
Chief Accountant, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S Department of Labor

Kathryn Bakich
Senior Vice President, National Health Compliance Practice Leader Segal

Diana Bardes
Partner, Mooney Green

John Barlament
Partner, Quarles & Brady

James Beall
Partner, Willig, Williams & Davidson

Jamie Becker
Director, Health Promotion Laborer's Health and Safety Fund of North America

Mark Belland
Shareholder, O'Brien, Belland & Bushinsky

Christian Benjaminson
Principal Consulting Actuary, Cheiron

Steve Bergquist
State Representative Washington State House of Representatives

James Bracchita
Labor Trustee, Screen Actors Guild Pension Plan, SAG-AFTRA Health Plan

Lawrence Bradley
Executive Secretacy-Treasurer National Electrical Benefit Fund

Stephen Brennan
Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

Christopher J.G. Brockmeyer
Director of Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League

Grant Bughman
Client Portfolio Manager, Vontobel Asset Management

Mark Bukowski
Senior Consultant, Central Division Health Management Leader, Willis Towers Watson

Bruce Cable
Consulting Actuary, Rael & Letson

Anthony Cacace
Partner, Proskauer

Linda Cahn
President, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy Benefits Consultants, National Prescription Coverage Coalition

William Callinan
Member Attorney, Johnson + Krol

Cory Carlson
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate

Charles Carr
Consulting Agency Southern Actuarial

Eric Carroll
Partner, RSM US Llp

Paul Catenacci
Senior Partner, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald & Baas

Lee Centrone
Senior Vice President, BeneSys Inc.

Kelly S. Coffing, EA, FSA, MAA
Principal and Consulting Actuary Milliman Inc

Sally Corbin
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Union Services Agency, USA Digital Media Services

Jeffrey Covell, CFA
Area Service Vice President, Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors

Jacquelyn Coyle
Partner, Novak Francella

William Cumming
Shareholder, Hessian & McKasy

Denny Delk
Trustee, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Retirement Fund

Michele Domash
Principal Consulting Actuary, Cheiron

Robin Donovick
Executive Director Teamsters Joint Council No.83 Virginia Health & Welfare and Pension Funds

David Dorsey
Partner, WithumSmith+Brown

John Dulczak
Chairman and CEO, Labor First

Marcy Dunlap
Of Counsel, Cohen, Weiss and Simon

Mary Ann Dunleavy
Consultancy Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Service

Jay Egelberg
Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc

John Elliot
Partner, Elliot

Jeffrey Endick
Principal, Slevin and Hart

Uche Enemchukwu
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Nelu Diversified Consulting Solutions

Jens Ernberg
Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Credit, Capital Dynamics

James Estabrook
Shareholder, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook and Cooper

William Feyling
Administrator, Carpenter Funds Administrative Officer

Thomas Fischer
Executive Director, North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund

Gabrielle Fox
Attorney, Law Proskauer

William Fox
Principal, Consulting Agency Milliman

Kelly Fox
Division Chief, Stakeholders Relations CalPERS

Randall Fox
Executive Director Associated General Contractors, West Central Ohio Division

Seth A. Friedman
National Pharmacy Practice and Health Plan Services Leader, Gallagher Benefit Services

Jason Fuiman
Co-Managing Partner, O'Dwyer & Bernstein

Dr. John Gaal, CHW, CPS, CWP
Director, Worker Wellness Program, Missouri AFL-CIO

Rick Garnitz
President, LifeSpan Services

Geoffrey Gerber, Ph.D
President and Chief Investment Officer, TWIN Capital Management

Ruth Gilan
Director of Employee Benefits and Taft-Harley, Knight International Insurance Agency

Nancy Guinto
Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance

Valentina Glaviano, CIMA
Managing Director and Partner, Strategic Investment Group

Stanley Goldfarb
Actuary and Managing Consultant, Horizon Actuarial Services

Sharon Goodman
Principal, Slevin & Hart

Bryn Gostin
Managing Director, Head of Product & Strategy, Chair Responsible Investment, Capital Dynamics

Paul Graf, ASA, EA, MAA
Consulting Actuary, Real & Letson

Risha Grant
Founder and CEO, Risha Grant LLC

Donald E. Greenwell
President, The Builder's Association Executive Director, Associated General Contractors of America, Kansas City

Jared Cross
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Portfolio Strategy, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Kristina Guastaferri
Administrator, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Benefits Funds

Brian Harper
Consulting Actuary, Rael & Letson

Victor Harte
Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman Inc

Susan Hayes
Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy Investigators and Consultants

James Heinzman
Partner, Schulthesis & Panettieri

Martha Henrickson
Attorney, Management Guidance

Samuel Henson
Senior Vice President, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Lockton Companies

Katherine A. Hesse
Partner, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Llp

Joseph Hicks
Senior Vice President, CBIZ Retirement Plan Services

Thomas Holsman

Matthew Hynes
Managing Director, Labor & Government Strategies, GCM Grosvenor

Kathleen Jackson
Partner, Novak Francella

Daniela Janceski
Plan Administrator Ohio Conference of Teamsters and Industry Health and Welfare Fund

Andrew Johnson
Administrator, Teamster Center Services Fund

Dennis Johnson
Managing Member, Johnson + Krol

Mark Johnson
Professor, Pittsburg State University

Michael Joliat
Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Ian Jones
Senior Consultant, AndCo Consulting

Linda Josephson
Shareholder, Barlow Coughran Morales & Josephson

Michael D. Joyce
Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Consultant, Segal Marco Advisors

Lisa Kaiser
Fund Administrator, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 189, Fund Administration Office

Gene Kalwarski
President and CEO, Cheiron

Russell Kamp
Managing Director, Ryan ALM

Susan Kasser
Co-Head of Private Credit, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman

Michele Kessler
Secretary-Treasurer, United Food and Commercial Workers

Travis Ketterman
Partner, McGann, Ketterman & Rioux

Seong Kim
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Amy Kingery
Assistant Director, Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program

Robert Klausner
Principal, Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson

James Klein
President, American Benefits Council

Erik Knutzen
Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Class Portfolios; Co-Head, Quantitative and Multi-Asset Class Investment Team, Neuberger Berman

Michael Kreps
Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered

Brian Kwan
Senior Consultant, Verus Investments

Marilee Lau
Consultant, Retired Partner, KMPG

Michael Ledbetter
Partner, Ledbetter Parisi

Margaret Lemkin
President, Med-Care Management

William Ligetti
Management Trustee Plasterers and Cement Masons Pension Fund

AJ Loiacono
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Rx

Allison Madan
Principal, Slevin & Hart

Sean Madix
Executive Director/Administrator National Electrical Contractors Association

William Mahon
President, Mahon Consulting Group

Elizabeth Manzo
Shareholder, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper

Bonnie Maraia
President, BeneSys

Ruth Marcott
Of Counsel, Kutak Rock LLP

John Martin
Training Director, South Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

Richard Masur
Labor Trustee, SAG Pension Plan & SAG-AFTRA Health Plan

Lonnie Maxwell-Cook
Partner, Benefit Plan Audits, Plante & Moran

Kevin McCaffrey
President, Teamsters Local 707

Michelle McCarthy
Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Theresa McDowell
Partner, Plante Moran

Matthew McMenamy
Director, Insititutional Client Group, Vontobel Asset Management

Diane McNally
Senior Vice President, Senior Consultant and Principal, Segal

Larry McNutt
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Pension Administration Northwest Administrators

Jennifer Mink
Senior Partner, Senior Consultant Investment Performance Services

Rachel Mora
Plan Manager, BeneSys

Emily Morrison
Attorney, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Jared Mumm
Membership Development Representative, IBEW Local

Paul Nasser
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, International Real Estate Corporation

Anikia Nelson
Physician Consultant and Clinical, Product Manager Milliman

Scott Newsom
Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Pamela Nissen
Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Amanda Notaristefano
President, The McKeogh Company

Philip O'Brien
Attorney-Shareholder, Employee Benefits, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Joseph Ohm
Fund Administrator, Plumbers' and Technical Engineers' Local 130 Benefit Funds

Leonard O'Niell
International Trustee

Nan O'Niell
Partner, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP

Eric Ortega
Training Director, Denver Pipefitters JATC

Stephen J. O'Sick
Fund Administrator, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local

Jillian R. Otten
Director, USA Digital Media

Carolyn Papuga
Vice President of Operations/Fund Administrator, Wilson-McShare Corporation

Edward Patchett
Executive Director, Business Development, GCM Grosvenor

Stephanie Patrick
Senior Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

Thomas Pfundstein
Director of Curriculum and Instruction IUPAT Finishing Trades Institute

Eileen Pincay
Vice President, National Pharmacy Practice Leader, Clinical Services Segal

Louise Pongracz
Partner, Willig, Williams & Davidson

Blake Pontius
Director of Sustainable Investing, Global Portfolio Specialist, William Bair & Company

Gene Price
Chief Executive Officer, Carpenter Funds Administrative Office

Kevin Price
Managing Director and Head Asset Management, Mesirow

Scott Price
Managing Partner, Office WithumSmith+Brown

Robert Projansky
Partner, Proskauer Rose

Jani Rachelson
Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon

Leah Rambo
Training Fund Administrator and Director of Training Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Workers, Local 28 Training Center

Angelique Richardson
Vice President and Relationship Manager, Wellington Management Company

Sudhir Roc-Sennett
Executive Director, Head of Thought Leadership & ESG, Vontobel Asset Management

Peter Rosene
Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Christopher Rosetti
Chief Operating Officer, New York State Nurses Association, Pension Plan and Benefits Fund

Jason Russell
Senior Vice President and Actuary Segal

Mike Rusk
President, Cuni, Rust & Strenk

Gabriela Santos
Executive Director, Global Market Strategist, J.P Morgan Chase

Rena Sauer
Partner, Ledbetter Parisi

Richard Sawhill
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Airconditioning, refrigerationa and Mechanical Contractors Association of Southern California

Neal Schelberg
Partner, Proskauer

Brian Schroeder
Founder, OCIOmonitor

Evelyn Shapiro
Executive Secretary Treasurer Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Andrew Sherman
Senior Vice President, National Director, Public Sector Segal

Daniel Skwire
Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc

Barry Slevin
President, Slevin & Hart

Steven Smith
Administrator, West Virginia Laborers Trust Funds

David Sobel
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

James Solloway
Chief Market Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager, Investment Management Unit, Portfolio Strategies Group, SEI Investments

Nancy Spangler
President, Spangler Associates

Andrew Staab
Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel, U.S Bank Law Division, Trust Legal Services, U.S Bank Law Division, U.S Bank National Association

Marianne Steger
Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy, Willis Towers Watson

Ryan Stephens
President, William C. Earhart Company

Patrick Stines
Partner, Novak Francella

Josh Sundquist
Motivation Speaker/Paralympian/Comedian, The Sundquist Company

Brian Sweeney
Lead Taft-Hartley Director, Empower Retirement

Todd Tauzer
National Public Sector Retirement Practice Leader, Segal

Annie Taylor
Managing Director, Senior Consultant, Verus

Heidi tenBroek
Principal, Consultant, Employee Communication Milliman

Gary Thaden
Governnment Affairs Director, Minnesota Mechanical Contractors Association

Ian Toner
Chief Investment Officer, Verus Investments

Linda Vincet
Principal, Vincent & Associates/Affiliated Health Funds

Charles Virginia
Co-Founder, Virginia & Ambinder

Philip Vivirito
Principal, WithumSmith+Brown

Aruna Vohra
Senior Consultant, Horizon Actuarial Services

Eric Wallin
Partner, Legacy Professionals

Susan Weaver
Principal, WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Justin Webb
Co-Chair, Data Privacy and CyberSecurity Practice Group and Chief Information Security Officer, Godfrey & Kahn

Stephanie Whalen
President, The Union Labor Life Insurance Company

Elizabeth Wiley
Public Pension Coordinator and Consulting Actuary Cheiron

Tina Williams
Director, Charlotte Electrical JATC

Kevin Woodrick
Principal Consulting, Actuary Cheiron

Thomas Young
CEO and Co-Founder, Nview Health

Kyle Zebley
Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• 98point6
• Anthem
• MEPT Fund
• CVS Health
• Empower Retirement
• Everside Health
• Express Scripts
• Graystone Consulting
• HMC HealthWorks
• IngenioRx
• Janus Henderson Investors
• Magellan Rx Management
• Manulife Investment Management
• MedImpact
• Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
• MetLife
• Novara
• OptumRx
• Rael & Letson
• Segal
• TBase
• Ullico
• United Administrative Services
• United Healthcare
• William Blair