Committee Volunteers

Committee Volunteers2019-06-27T11:15:21+00:00

2019-2020 Committee sign ups are closed.

Click here for information about Industry Committee nominations. 

NAGDCA’s volunteer leaders are at the heart of the association and it’s because of their time, talent, and expertise that NAGDCA is able to provide the essential education, vibrant community, and exceptional experiences that we all value so highly. Through our committees, we seek to build an energetic, inclusive, and innovative group of NAGDCA members that will help guide the association and the defined contribution industry forward.

Why volunteer?

  • Give back to the defined contribution community.
  • Share your voice in upcoming issues by taking an active role in identifying future association trends and issues.
  • Make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside other members in the defined contribution community. This will help broaden your network and build connections with your peers.
  • Enhance your leadership skills by expanding on skills and roles you may not get to take on in your current position.

Timeline

  • July – Invitations sent to volunteers selected to participate on a committee for the 2019-2020 term.
  • Early August – Selected volunteers confirm participation; 2019-2020 committee rosters finalized.
  • Sunday, September 8 at 4 p.m. CT – Committees hold in-person kick off meetings on during the annual conference in New Orleans. Please consider this when making your travel arrangements.

If you would like to get involved, please review the committee charters and apply for your committee(s) of interest by completing the online sign up form below.

Committee Charters

Please review the charters below to learn more about roles, responsibilities, and terms for each committee.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Annual Conference Committee

Strategic Pillar: Members & Plan Participant Service Innovation

Purpose: Develop high quality programming and identify content experts for the Annual Conference

Composition:

Appointment of Chair: The Executive Board Vice-President shall be the Committee Chair.

Appointment of Members: The incoming Committee Chair will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The Vice President of the Industry Committee will serve a one-year term on the committee. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms: The Chair will serve for one year. Members will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The committee is responsible for developing the program content and identifying speakers for the Annual Conference. All committee members should attend the Annual Conference Committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of the Annual Conference. Committee members will be expected to participate in conference calls as needed throughout the year to complete the committee responsibilities.

Meetings: The committee shall hold its annual meeting the Wednesday afternoon at the conclusion of the Annual Conference. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as conference calls. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Awards Committee

Strategic Pillar: Growth in Membership and Credibility

Purpose: The purpose of the Awards Committee is to accept nominations for the various governmental defined contribution plan leadership and achievement awards, to evaluate the relative success of those nominations in fulfilling the goals of those awards, and selecting the winners for the various awards.  As a secondary goal, the Committee should consider whether new or additional awards should be recommended to the Board for the future.  Individual nominations may be made for a variety of separate categories as outlined by the Committee.  The nominations must be:

  1. Worthy of recognition, not part of normal daily plan services
  2. Able to be measured objectively
  3. Recognized as contributing to solutions facing the governmental defined contribution plan market at large

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair:  The Committee Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Vice President of the Board with confirmation by the Board.

Appointment of Members:  NAGDCA members will be appointed to the Committee through a process where members apply for appointment prior to the annual conference.  The Vice-President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms:  The Chair position is for a one year term and may serve up to two consecutive one year terms. The Committee will be made up of six (6) members with two (2) members being appointed each year for 3-year terms with Chair and Vice Chair terms being 1-year in duration.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Committee will evaluate award nominations and select winners for various awards as appropriate consistent with the nomination guidelines.

Meetings: The committee shall hold its annual meeting the Sunday afternoon at the Annual Conference. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as conference calls. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls. The Awards Committee will conduct committee business through at least four quarterly meetings.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Benchmarking Committee

Strategic Pillar: Members & Plan Participant Service Innovation

Purpose: To oversee NAGDCA’s survey process.

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair:  The Committee Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Vice President of the Board with confirmation by the Board.

Appointment of Members:  The Vice President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members. Total membership should be a minimum of seven voting committee members.

Terms:  The Chair position is for a one year term and may serve up to two consecutive one year terms. Members will be appointed to three-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The committee will oversee the survey process by:

  • recommending changes to survey content to the Executive Board,
  • developing survey timelines,
  • testing draft surveys,
  • vetting survey results,
  • assisting with content development for consideration by the Executive Board prior to publication, and
  • providing recommendations for enhancements to the Executive Board regarding online content and capabilities.

Meetings: The committee shall hold its annual meeting the Sunday afternoon at the Annual Conference. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as conference calls. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Legislative Committee

Strategic Pillar: Growth in Membership and Credibility

Purpose: Evaluate legislative issues for defined contribution plans and develop recommended priorities for the NAGDCA Board’s consideration.

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair:  The Executive Board President shall be the Committee Chair. The Vice-Chair for the committee will be assigned by the Vice-President when new committee members are recommended to and approved by the Executive Board.

Appointment of Members:  The Vice-President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Terms:  The Chair position is a one year term. Members will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The committee is responsible for coordinating with NAGDCA’s lobbyist to draft the annual legislative priorities letter. Committee members will be expected to participate in conference calls as needed throughout the year to complete the committee responsibilities.

Meetings: The committee shall hold its annual meeting the Sunday afternoon at the Annual Conference. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as conference calls. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls.

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.

NAGDCA Committee Charter

Title: Publications Committee

Strategic Pillar: Growth in Membership and Credibility

Purpose: To develop and oversee a NAGDCA professional communication and publication program that supports the NAGDCA mission, helps demonstrate its leadership in the public sector defined contribution profession and is responsive to professional needs of its members.

Composition:

Appointment of Chair/Vice-Chair: The Committee Chair and Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Vice President of the Board with confirmation by the Board.

Appointment of Members:  The Vice-President will recommend new committee members to the Executive Board at the August Board meeting to replace outgoing committee members. The committee will include at least two at-large government members and at least two industry members.

Total membership should be a minimum of five not to exceed seven voting Committee members. Member preference will be given for related professional and publication experience.

Terms:  The Chair position is for a one-year term and may serve up to two consecutive one year terms. Members will be appointed to two-year staggered terms.

Mid-Term Vacancies: The President, in consultation with the Chair/Vice-Chair, will appoint members to fill mid-term vacancies.

Roles and Responsibilities: The Publications Committee will:

  • Develop and recommend strategic direction of publications to support the professional guidance and reference needs of NAGDCA members.
  • Recommend to the NAGDCA Executive Board new publications/content to be funded, partnered, etc.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of quality for NAGDA’s communications and publications
  • Review and updated existing NAGDCA content as needed.
  • Ensure financial budget expectations for the Publication Committee are met.
  • Support the objectives of the NAGDCA Executive Board and other Committees.

Meetings: The committee shall hold its annual meeting the Sunday afternoon at the Annual Conference. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed throughout the year, typically as conference calls. NAGDCA staff will assist the Chair in developing meeting agenda and coordinating committee meetings/calls. The Publications Committee will conduct committee business through at least four quarterly meetings

Minutes: NAGDCA staff will prepare and distribute meeting minutes to the committee and upon committee approval, to the Executive Board.