NAGDCA’s Committees

As a member-driven organization, NAGDCA’s success is driven by the involvement of its volunteers. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the selfless impact of our committee members. Whether helping to plan the NAGDCA Annual Conference, recognizing innovative members with Leadership Awards, or promoting our Legislative Priorities, our committee members apply their expertise to making NAGDCA the most effective association of its kind.

Learn more about our organizational committees below:

Annual Conference Committee

The NAGDCA Annual Conference Committee is responsible for developing the premier event in the public sector defined contribution industry. From engaging speakers to national deep technical learning sessions to fun, interactive networking events, the NAGDCA Annual Conference has it all, and our volunteers plan each event from beginning to end under the guidance of some of the best event planners in the business.

Kelly Hiers, Chair

Virginia Retirement System

Judith Boyette

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Kim Burch-Garcia

County of Los Angeles

Crystal Farset

Oregon Public Universities Retirement Plans

Denise Gaffor

The State University of New York

Jeff Hutson

Relational Gravity

Murray Levison

City of Sacramento Defined Contribution Plans Committee

Paul Nacario

Innovest

Stephanie O’Dear

Empower

Andrew Whiting

MissionSquare Retirement

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee works to ensure NAGDCA’s regulation compliance and financial strength for the future.

Mo Raihan

NYC Health + Hospitals

Christina Elliott

Ohio Deferred Compensation

Ronda Butler Bell

Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans

Andee Gravitt

Nationwide

Awards Committee

NAGDCA’s members are constantly developing innovative solutions to public sector retirement challenges. The NAGDCA Annual Awards Committee has the challenge of finding the most brilliant and effective campaigns from across the country, and bringing them national attention. Through careful selection and engaged debate, our committee members determine who among their peers truly shines brightest.

Rob Luciani, Chair

Empower

Dawn Cullen

MissionSquare Retirement

Marybeth Daubenspeck

Empower

Shelley Fredrick

Voya

Don Goldstein

AIG Retirement Services

Mike Golojuch

City and County of Honolulu

Ben Hensarling

State of Florida

Javier Obando

SageView Advisory Group

Katie Smith

State of Tennessee, Department of Treasury

John Steggell

Nationwide

Industry Committee

The NAGDCA Industry Committee offers a unique opportunity for our private sector partners to use their skills to make an impact in the government defined contribution market. Each member is voted onto the committee by their peers to a six-year term, culminating in the role of Industry President. The Industry Committee is also responsible for planning the Industry Roundtable, and for representing the voice of our private sector members.

Stephanie Biddle
President

Empower

Andee Gravitt
Vice President

Nationwide

Jacob Peacock
Secretary/Treasurer

AndCo Consulting

Julian Regan
Member-at-Large

The Segal Group

Paul Nacario
Member-at-Large

Innovest

Amy Heyel
Member-at-Large

Voya Financial

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Past President

Sandy Blair
NAGDCA President

California Savings Plus Program

Legislative Committee 

NAGDCA is the voice of state and local public plan sponsors at the federal level, and the NAGDCA Legislative Committee is responsible for ensuring our message reflects the needs of our members. Each year the committee works in concert with our Government Affairs Director to develop NAGDCA’s Legislative Priorities. Our priorities are then presented annually to regulators, members of Congress, and their staff, so that the voice of even our smallest member reaches key decision-makers to drive change.

Sandy Blair, Chair

California Savings Plus Program

Rob Boehmer

Nevada Deferred Compensation Program

Ronda Butler Bell

Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans (MSRP)

Connie Chew

County of Santa Clara, CA

Marilyn Collister

Empower

Beth Conradson Cleary

City of Milwaukee

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Kent Ervin

Nevada Deferred Compensation Program

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Marla Kreindler

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Brian Moore

Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

Maria Nida

Suffolk County Deferred Compensation Program

Mikaylee O'Connor

Mikaylee O’Connor

PGIM

James Reeves

New York State Deferred Compensation Plan

Richard Snyder

Burgess Chambers & Associates

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Irica Solomon

MissionSquare Retirement

Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker

Segal Marco Advisors

Research and Content Advisory Committee

The Research and Content Advisory Committee provides NAGDCA staff with Plan Sponsor insight and knowledge to guide the association’s development of public sector defined contribution industry research, resources, and/or publications to ensure relevancy, accuracy, and efficacy.

Rob Boehmer

Nevada Deferred Compensation Program

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Erika Bronikowski

Milwaukee County

Beth Conradson Cleary

City of Milwaukee

Angela Jung

County of Los Angeles

Hank Levy

Alameda County

Paul Matson

State of Arizona (Committee Chair)

Jennifer Mausolf

MERS of Michigan

Seth Miller

State of Washington

Mo Raihan

NYC Health + Hospitals

Rachel Webb

Commonwealth of Virginia