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:

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.

Darlene Malaney, Chair

Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller

Rob Dwyer

Empower Retirement

Mike Fleiner

AndCo Consulting

Andee Gravitt

Nationwide Retirement

Jeff Hutson

Relational Gravity

Angela Jung

Angela Jung

County of Los Angeles

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Murray Levison

City of Sacramento Defined Contribution Plans Committee

Rachel Molina

Prudential Retirement

Paul Nacario

Innovest Portfolio Solutions

Jamie Salafia

Voya Financial

The NAGDCA Audit Committee

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

Kelly Hiers

Virginia Retirement System

Mo Raihan

NYC Health + Hospitals

Christina Elliott

Ohio Deferred Compensation

Stephanie Biddle

Prudential Retirement

The NAGDCA 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.

Rasch Cousineau, Chair

Hyas Group

Rob Luciani, Vice-Chair

Prudential Retirement

Bill Abramowicz

AIG Retirement Services

Kim Burch-Garcia

County of Los Angeles

Dawn Cullen

MissionSquare Retirement

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Marybeth Daubenspeck

Empower Retirement

Mike Golojuch

City and County of Honolulu

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Megan Schmidt

Anchorage School District

John Steggell

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

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.

Kathleen Wilson,
President

MissionSquare Retirement

Stephanie Biddle,
Vice President

Prudential Retirement

Rob Dwyer,
Secretary/Treasurer

Empower Retirement

Andee Gravitt,
Member-at-Large

Nationwide Retirement

Jacob Peacock,
Member-at-Large

AndCo Consulting

Julian Regan,
Member-at-Large

The Segal Group

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Ketul Thaker,
Past President

Voya Financial

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer,
NAGDCA President

State of Nevada

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.

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer, Chair

State of Nevada

Sandy Blair, Vice-Chair

CalSTRS

Ronda Bell

Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans

Connie Chew

County of Santa Clara, CA

Collister Legislative

Marilyn Collister

Empower Retirement

Beth Conradson Cleary

City of Milwaukee

Orlando Cruz

MissionSquare Retirement

Gavin Gruenberg

Voya Financial

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Marla Kreindler

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Mikaylee O'Connor

Mikaylee O’Connor

PGIM

Richard Snyder

Burgess Chambers & Associates

Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker

Segal Marco Advisors

The PRRL Plan Sponsor Advisory Council

The Public Retirement Research Lab Plan Sponsor Advisory Council (PSAC) assists the Research Council in developing the Annual PRRL research agenda by providing the plan sponsor perspective on the relevancy and urgency of topics for the public sector defined contribution industry to analyze and address.

Hank Levy, Chair

Alameda County

Rachel Webb, Vice Chair

Commonwealth of Virginia

Nora Alvarado

State of Texas

Rob Boehmer

Rob Boehmer

State of Nevada

Beth Conradson Cleary

City of Milwaukee

Paul Matson

State of Arizona (Committee Chair)

Seth Miller

State of Washington

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Susan Moomjean

County of Los Angeles

Sherry Mose

City of Houston

Mo Raihan

NYC Health + Hospitals

The NAGDCA Publications Task Force

The 2021 Publications Task Force developed new resources that provide plan sponsors with template questionnaires that may be used to collect information on the views, practices, policies, and initiatives of investment management firms. The three questionnaires focus on the topics of: ESG and Sustainability; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Cybersecurity and Data Protection.

Christina Elliott, Co-Chair

Ohio Deferred Compensation

Mikaylee O'Connor

Mikaylee O’Connor, Co-Chair

PGIM

Kim Burch-Garcia

County of Los Angeles

Ted Disabato

Meketa Investment Group

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James Gorrell

Nuveen

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Sarah Gutierrez

State of California

Henry (Hank) Levy

Alameda County

Keith Mekenney

Vanguard

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Rose Nguyen

Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Julian Regan

Segal Marco Advisors

Drew Schechtman

Voya Investment Management

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Michael Sowa

formerly with LGIM America

William Walsh

Prudential Retirement

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Darryl Woody

City of Fort Worth

Emily Wrightson

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