Committees

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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, developing our Benchmarking Survey, 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:

The NAGDCA 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.

Steve Tool

Steve Toole, Chair

North Carolina Retirement Systems

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer

State of Nevada

Vincent Galindo

Hyas Group

Prahb Kaur

Prahb Kaur

ICMA-RC

Davetta Lee

Davetta Lee

State of Mississippi

Jacob Peacock

Jacob Peacock

AndCo Consulting

Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker

Segal Consulting

The NAGDCA Audit Committee

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

Sandy Blair

Sandy Blair

CalSTRS

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer

State of Nevada

Joshua Luskin

Joshua Luskin

INPRS

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Callan, LLC

The NAGDCA Annual 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.

Kathleen Gannon Awards

Kathleen Gannon, Chair

Oregon Savings Growth Plan

Keith Mekenney

Keith Mekenney, Vice-Chair

Vanguard

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Rasch Cousineau

Hyas Group

Gavin Gruenberg

Gavin Gruenberg

Voya Financial

Michelle Rappa

Michelle Rappa

Neuberger Berman

Brooke Rowden

Brooke Rowden

MOSERS

The NAGDCA Benchmarking Committee

Data is at the heart of all good decision making, and in today’s complex environment our members need comprehensive, accurate information so they can provide the best retirement options to their employees. The NAGDCA Benchmarking Survey and Perspectives in Practice report are the most complete data sets available in public sector defined contribution. NAGDCA’s Benchmarking Committee carefully curates the survey each year to gather essential information to help our members answer the industry’s most pressing questions.

Mikaylee O'Connor

Mikaylee O’Connor, Chair

RVK, Inc.

Darlene Malaney

Darlene Malaney, Vice-Chair

Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller

Michael Burose

Michael Burose

City of Memphis

Wendy Daniels

Wendy Daniels

VALIC Steve Ferber, PIMCO

Angela Jung

Angela Jung

County of Los Angeles

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Hank Levy

Alameda County, CA

Michael Scott

Michael Scott

Virginia Retirement System

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Iris Ward

Empower Retirement

Ferber Benchmarking

Steve Ferber

PIMCO

The NAGDCA 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.

Jake O'Shaughnessy

Jake O’Shaughnessy, Chair

SageView Advisory Group

Thaker_Industry

Ketul Thaker, Vice-Chair

MassMutual

Snyder_Industry

Jeffrey Snyder, Secretary

The Morning Pulse

Kathleen Wilson

Kathleen Wilson, Treasurer

ICMA-RC

Stauffer Industry

Christina Stauffer, Member-at-Large

Thornburg Investment Management

Whiting Industry

Andrew Whiting, Member-at-Large

JP Morgan

Ben Taylor

Benjamin Taylor, Past-President

Callan, LLC

Cindy Rehmeier

Cindy Rehmeier, NAGDCA President

MOSERS

The NAGDCA 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.

Cindy Rehmeier

Cindy Rehmeier, Chair

MOSERS

Hiers Legislative

Kelly Hiers, Vice-Chair

Commonwealth of Virginia

Biddle Legislative

Chris Biddle

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Collister Legislative

Marilyn Collister,

Empower Retirement

Kreindler_Legislative

Marla Kreindler

Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Moseley_Legislative

Maja Moseley

NC Department of State Treasurer

Scott Legislative

Polly Scott

State of Wyoming

The NAGDCA Publications Committee 

NAGDCA’s members represent the most talented and well-informed experts from across the public sector defined contribution landscape. Our Publications Committee is responsible for distilling the ideas of this considerable knowledge base into best practices each year. The result is a set of issue briefs and best practice guides that provide a rich resource of examples for our members to use in their day to day work.

Trampus Bright

Trampus Bright, Chair

Voya Financial

Sharayha_Publications

Andrea Sharayha, Vice-Chair

Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund

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John Borne

Prudential

Angie Holland

Angie Holland

Empower Retirement

Knode_Publications

Aaron Knode

TIAA

McAtamney Publications

Michael McAtamney

Lincoln Financial

McAtamney Publications

Kimberly Burch-Garcia

County of Los Angeles

McAtamney Publications

Ted Disabato

Meketa Investment Group

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Marty Flynn

Clark County Water Reclamation District

If you are interested in joining one of NAGDCA’s operational committees, contact us!