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Robyn Benincasa is a world champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, New York Times bestselling author, founder of the 501c3 Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, proud owner of two metal ‘Bionic Hips’ and full-time San Diego Firefighter.

Adapt, Overcome, and Win as One! | Monday, October 9 at 9:00 am

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Speaker and moderator bios coming soon!

Gay Lynn Bath, Director of Retirement
Oregon Public Universities Retirement Plans

Gay Lynn Bath is the Director for the Oregon Public Universities Retirement Plans. She is responsible for the administration of 401(a) and 403(b) retirement plans for seven Oregon universities with assets over $2 billion and 18,000 participants.

Prior to joining the University, Bath was the Plan Administrator for the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP) a 457(b) plan offered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Before that, Bath was the 401(k) Plan Manager at the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), Bath received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Regis University, and her Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwest Nazarene University.

She is currently serves on the TIAA Diversity & Inclusion Council and she previously served as an executive board member and past-president at NAGDCA. She has also served on the advisory boards for Pensions & Investments and Institutional Investors. She has been a moderator and panelist at several conferences over the years.

Chris Biddle, Executive Director
Kentucky Deferred Comp

Chris is an attorney with over twenty years of administrative, regulatory, and civil litigation experience. Chris has been with Kentucky Deferred Comp for 16 years and has served as the chief legal officer and Executive Director during his tenure. In his current role as Executive Director, Chris oversees the daily business operation and compliance for the accounts of over 80,000 individuals with combined assets of $3.5 billion.