Apella, 450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

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Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Tue Oct 18 EDT - Wed Oct 19 EDT (in 5 months)
Location Apella
450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
Region Americas

Unlike pieces of literature or college theses, copying your peers is a much-encouraged endeavor in the world of defined contribution. The sharing of information and best practices has been critical to the proliferation of successful plan designs and models, and the successes of certain plan sponsors and managers in particular aspects of plan management have inspired others in replicating and further improving on these existing achievements.

In an industry abundant with expertise and knowledge, the 2022 DC Institute – New York City event will collect and disseminate all the best practices, know-how, and wisdom that have have been accumulating in the past few years – learn from experts and peers on their experiences and their thought-processes behind decisions over everything from plan design, investment line-up overhaul, vendor relationship management, participant engagement, creating new programs, and much more.


2022 Speakers


Bernie Knobbe
Vice President, Global Benefits, AECOM (Chair)

Jaime Erickson
Director, US and PR Retirement Plans, Abbott Laboratories

Lynna Soller
Director, Employee Benefits, Arizona State University

Matt Adamson
Benefits, Americas, Bloomberg L.P.

Sandy Blair
Director, CalSTRS

Patricia Campbell
Executive Director, Employee HRIS, Benefits, EAP, Wellness, Service Recognition, Cedars-Sinai

Eric Newman
Accountant/Treasury Manager/Trustee, City of Stamford

Johnny Liang
Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits, Dolby Laboratories

Chip Weule
Chief Benefits Officer, Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado

Eleazar “Ely” De Gracia Jr.
Benefits Manager, Genentech

Daniel Marafino
Financial Benefits Specialist, Google

Bob Landry
Director, Investments & Retirement, H-E-B

Roger Paschke
Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Hearst

Anita Volta
US HR Ops Program Manager, Micro Focus

Pam Hembrow
Director, Global Benefits, Microsoft

Stephen McCaffrey
Senior Counsel for Plans, National Grid USA

Ron Shaw
Financial Wellbeing & Retirement Manager, Paychex

Susan Long
N.A. Retirement Benefits Manager, Unilever

Gay Lynn Bath
Director of Retirement Plans Management, University of Oregon

Carl Gagnon
Assistant Vice President, Global Retirement Programs, Unum Group

Malika Terry
Vice President, Global Total Rewards, UPS