July 13-15, 2022

Margaritaville Resort, Osage Beach, MO

Registration Now Open

2022 MAPERS Tentative Conference Agenda
“Rounding the Bases to Retirement”

 

Wednesday, July 13 – Paradise A, 6th Floor

12:00-12:10 PM: Opening Remarks – Jeff Kempker, Assistant Executive Director, LAGERS, MAPERS Board Vice President
12:10-12:50 PM Sunshine Law – Casey Lawrence, Attorney General’s Office
1:00-1:50 PM: Investment 101 – Keri Hepburn, Aristotle
1:00-1:50 PM: Actuary Hot Topics – Heidi Barry and Jamal Adora, Gabriel Roeder Smith Co
2:00-2:50 PM: Actuary 101 –  Brandon Robertson and Cindy Fraterrigo, PricewaterhouseCoopers
2:00-2:50 PM: Investment Hot Topics – Phineas Troy, Asset Consulting Group
2:50-3:15 PM: Afternoon Break
3:15-4:00 PM: Fiduciary Responsibility – Brad Kelly & Peter Landers, Global Governance Advisors
4:00-4:50 PM: Capitol Report – Dean Dohrman, Executive Director, JCPER
5:30-7:00 PM: Whole Hog Reception – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) – Paradise B
*Investment Basics participants will go to Actuary Basics and Actuary Hot Topics participants will go to Investment Hot Topics. 101 sessions will be in the Nautical Wheeler Room (7th Floor) and Hot Topics sessions will continue in Paradise A.

Thursday, July 14 – Paradise A, 6th Floor

7:00-8:00 AM: Breakfast Buffet – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required Paradise B 
8:00-8:15 AM: Opening Remarks – Nicole Hamler, Dir. of Member Services, PSRS/PEERS MAPERS Board President
8:15-9:00 AM: Economic Outlook and Financial Market Update – Scott Colbert, Commerce
9:00-9:50 AM: Behavioral Finance – Gary Belsky, Elland Road Partner, New York Times Best Selling Author
9:50-10:10 AM: Morning Break
10:10-11:00 AM: Ethics – Mary Breslin, Verracy
11:00-11:45 AM: Private Equity & Credit – John Ruggieri & Kevin Bland, Pathway Capital Management
11:45 AM-12:00 PM: PPAA Award Ceremony – Steve Yoakum
12:00-1:00 PM: South of the Border Lunch – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) – Paradise B
1:00 -2:15 PM: Keynote – Ozzie Smith “The Wizard,” MLB Hall of Famer
2:15-2:45 PM: Afternoon Break
2:45-3:45 PM: Positive Communication – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
3:45-4:30 PM: Cyber Security – Jim Garrett, State of Missouri – Office of Administration
5:30-7:00 PM: Surf, Turf and Pasta Reception – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) – Paradise B

Friday, July 15 – Paradise A, 6th Floor

7:00-8:15 AM: Breakfast Buffet – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required Paradise B 
8:10-8:15 AM: Opening Remarks – John Brewer, MAPERS Board Ex-Officio President
8:15-9:15 AM: Pension Trends – Hank Kim, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS)
9:15-10:15AM: Investment Panel – Megan Loehner LAGERS, Ben Frede PSRS
10:20-10:45: AM Break
10:45 – 11:30: AM Member Education Panel – Amanda Wooten PSRS, Jeff Pabst LAGERS, Julie West MPERS, Candy Smith MOSERS
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch on the Run – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests – Registration Foyer

Meagan Johnson
ABS Global Investments

Thomas Kelley
ABS Global Investments

Celina Rodriguez
ABS Global Investments

Aaron Montano
AllianceBernstein

Liz Smith
AllianceBernstein

Ann Parker Weeden
AllianceBernstein

Tom Galfano
Allspring Global Investments

Michael Warren
Allspring Global Investments

Dustin Gaj
Amundi Pioneer Asset Management

Kathryn Warmington
Amundi Pioneer Asset Management

Doug Anderson
AndCo Consulting

Jeff Kuchta
AndCo Consulting

Keri Hepburn
Aristotle Capital Management

Beth Sanborn
Asset Consulting Group

George Tarlas
Asset Consulting Group

Art Jackson
Berkeley Police and Fire Pension Fund

Jim Linhardt
Berkeley Police and Fire Pension Fund

Allan Parker
Bi-State Development

Brian Heuer
Bi-State Development

Chance Baragary
Bi-State Development

Clint Whittenborn
Bi-State Development

Ross Ramatici
BlackRock, Inc

Kyle Vanourny
BlackRock, Inc

Richard Peperone
Blue Owl Capital

Mitchell Schacher
Blue Owl Capital

Colin Vick
Blue Owl Capital

Sean Ward
Blue Owl Capital

Lori Austin
BPU Pension Plan

Steve Green
BPU Pension Plan

Steve Russell
BPU Pension Plan

Jeff Clarke
Brookfield Asset Management

Chandra Brown
Buck Global

Matthew Staback
Buck Global

Vince Ortega
Capital Group/American Funds

Pat Beckham
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Bryan Hoge
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Larry Langer
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Wendy Ludbrook
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Sadie Bell
Central County Fire and Rescue

Gary Donovan
Central County Fire and Rescue

Trish Hamm
Central County Fire and Rescue

Tim Omara
Central County Fire and Rescue

David Tilley
Central County Fire and Rescue

Tim Sinovich
Central County Fire and Rescue

Michael Breitenstein
City of Creve Coeur Retirement Plan

Brad Holmes
City of Creve Coeur Retirement Plan

Karri Bell
City of Osage Beach

April White
City of Osage Beach

Nicholas Davis
Clayton Uniformed Employees Pension Plan

Brian Tychsen
Clayton Uniformed Employees Pension Plan 

Jon Weidenbenner
Clayton Uniformed Employees Pension Plan

Justin Collins
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

George Cox
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Greg Kome
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Mike Yoakum
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Peter McHugh
Commerce Trust Company

Kevin O’Toole
Commerce Trust Company

Mildred Pettiford
Concordia Plan Services

Brian Heppermann
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Dave Kreuter
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Kenny McCune
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Jim Younce
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Kelley Condy
Dahab Associates

Steven Roth
Dahab Associates

Don Lennard
DeMarche Associates

Adam Strumpf
DeMarche Associates

Wesley Walker
ElmTree Funds

Ryan Coleman
Employees Retirement System of St Louis

Felicia Hinton-Ramey
Employees Retirement System of St Louis

Debby Pakpahan
Employees Retirement System of St Louis

Thomas Stoff
Employees Retirement System of St Louis

Janice Fairless
Firefighter’s Retirement Plan of St Louis

Jimmie Hossain
Firefighter’s Retirement Plan of St Louis

Tammika Johnson
Firefighter’s Retirement Plan of St Louis

Larry Reinecke
Firefighter’s Retirement Plan of St Louis

John Brewer
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Billy Ellner
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Lauren Grass
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Jerry Jacobsen
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Dennis Jenkerson
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Kenny Mitchell
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Bruce Williams
Firemen’s Retirement System of St Louis

Kate Doppelt
Fisher Investments

Sharon Gutierrez
Fisher Investments

Tim Fagan
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Kimberlee Johnson
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Sonya Brooks-White
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Robert Carmack
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Russell Kleffner
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Diane Lehmann
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Dan Lubiewski
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Mike Mahaffey Sr
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Mark Waller
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Paul Baugher
Foster & Foster

Lynne Goodwin
Franklin Templeton

Meg Riley
Golub Capital

John Dean
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement System

Ben Devlin
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement System

J. Alex Grote
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement System

Mark Kempker
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement System

Jacob Nacke
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement System

James McNamee
IPPFA

Scott Brinkman
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Michelle Chrisman
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Mary Rogan-Barnes
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Bernard Stephen Gillis
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Carolyn Watley
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Eran Klein
Jennison Associates

Curtis Cunningham
Joint Committee Public Employee Retirement

Adam Grimes
Joplin Police & Fire Pension Plan

Lawrence Ostow
JP Morgan Asset Management

James Sakelaris
JP Morgan Asset Management

Matt Black
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Barbara Davis
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Charlie Hull
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters 

Kalen Karbowski
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters 

Emily Wanbaugh Keough
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters 

Bill Skaggs
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters 

Cecelia Carter
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Jamekia Kendrix
Kansas City Public School Retirement System 

Roger Offield
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Curtis Rogers
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Chuck Bryant
Kennedy Capital Management

Lauren Caldwell
Kennedy Capital Management

Janet Newcomb
Kennedy Capital Management

Shelly Benson
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan 

Scott Bollinger
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan 

David Kaiser
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan

Scott Kroenung
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan 

Steve Lynn
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan

Ivan White III
Ladue Non-Uniform Employees Retirement Plan

Keith Bruch
LSV Asset Management

Ryan Chiaverini
Meritage Portfolio Management

Michael Sudduth
Milliman Inc.

Elizabeth Althoff
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Bob Ashcroft
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Frank Buck
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Joan Jadali
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Tami Jaegers
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Barry McCullough
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Ginnie Medlin
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Jeff Pabst
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Jason Paulsmeyer
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Sheila Reinsch
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Penny Thomas
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Sandy Walker
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Claire West
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Robert Wilson
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Kevin Bond
Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System

Dwight Diehl
Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System

Kenny Jones
Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System

Kent Oberkrom
Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System

Jeff Padgett
Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System

Amber Arnold
Missouri State Employees Retirement System 

Andrea Binkley
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Amanda Bock
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Margie Bunch
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Pettina Duenckel
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Lindsey Evers
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Gary Findlay
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Evan Hankins
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Alanna MacCleoud
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Ryan Toebben
Missouri State Employees Retirement System

Sarah Hoeller
Missouri Retired Teachers Association

Paige Holtmeyer
Missouri Retired Teachers Association

Kayla Otto
Missouri Retired Teachers Association 

Morgan Piening
Missouri Retired Teachers Association

Maria Walden
Missouri Retired Teachers Association 

Jennifer Even
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System

Barry Hovis
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System 

Jennifer Johnson
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System 

Larry Krummen
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System

Gabrielle Lewis
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System 

Eric Olson
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System 

Greta Bassett-Seymour
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System

Scott Simon
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System

Julie West
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System 

Michael Winter
MoDot & Patrol Employees Retirement System

Rahel Ayalew
Neuberger Berman

Lorena Cabezas
Ninety One

Colleen Brennan
Northern Trust Asset Management

Karson Burchett
Northern Trust Asset Management

Mike Nieves
Northern Trust Asset Management

James Gorrell
Nuveen Asset Management

Kitty Martin
Nuveen Asset Management

Charlie Hannigan
Oak Hill Advisors

Kevin Bland
Pathway Capital Management

Gerard Branka
Pathway Capital Management

John Ruggieri
Pathway Capital Management

Nick Kenny
PFM Asset Management

Trish Oppeau
PFM Asset Management

Jenn Best
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Web Bixby
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Lisa Colclasure
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Jason Hoy
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Scott Hummel
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Bob Jones
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Chad Pickens
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Jim Pyle
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Rick Smith
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Wayne Stewart
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Lori Vaca
Police Retirement System of Kansas City

Mark Lawson
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

Wallace Leopold
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

George Weindel
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

Bill Grayson
Principal Global Investors

Lindsay Ahart
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Ciara Bauer
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Bill Betts
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Christina Bisges
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Anita Brand
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Amanda Bryant
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Dellanta Butler
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Laurie Cantrell
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Travis Clines
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Michael Cole
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Rene Collins
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Susan Conrad
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Krystal Davis
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Amber Ewing
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Melissa Forck
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Ben Frede
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Nicole Hamler
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Kim Harris
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Jill Herigon
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Craig Husting
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Samantha Kelly
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Taylor Koelling
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Dan Lane
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Heather Lee
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Joann Lindemann
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Jennifer Martin
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Courtney Meldrem
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Jade Moeller
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Michael Moorefield
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Jenny Patterson
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Ayden Propst
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Bryce Pruitt
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Cindy Rozier
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Lisa Scheulen
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Stacey Shahangian
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Dearld Snider
Public School Retirement System of Missouri 

Sarah Swoboda
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Jana Taylor
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Stacie Verslues
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Amy Wayant
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Tracy Weber
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Nichole Williams
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Amanda Wooten
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Louis Cross
Public School Retirement System of St. Louis

Sheila Goodwin
Public School Retirement System of St. Louis

Terry Mayes
Public School Retirement System of St. Louis

Bobbie Richardson
Public School Retirement System of St. Louis

Doris Walker
Public School Retirement System of St. Louis

Edward Meyers
Sagitec Solutions

Omar Davis
Saxena White

Sarah Seelaus
Sound Point Capital

Adam Carter
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Ron Hoffman
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Chad Munsey
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Justin Setser
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Andy Stewart
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Bryan Welch
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Mark Hurrell
VanEck Global

Marc Gesell
Verus Advisory

Eileen Neill
Verus Advisory

Kristen Brown
Williams Keepers

Zach Brown
Williams Keepers

Mercedes Kindle
Williams Keepers

ABS Global Investments
$2,500
Platinum

Pathway Capital Management
$2,500
Platinum

Principal Global Investors
$2,500
Platinum

Sagitec Solutions
$2,500
Platinum

LSV Asset Management
$2,000
Gold

Saxena White
$2,000
Gold

AllianceBernstein
$1,500
Silver

Aristotle Capital Management
$1,500
Silver

ElmTree Funds
$1,500
Silver

Kennedy Capital Management
$1,500
Silver

Northern Trust Asset Management
$1,500
Silver

PFM Asset Management
$1,500
Silver

Tegrit Group
$1,500
Silver

Allspring Global Investments
$1,000
Bronze

AndCo Consulting
$1,000
Bronze

BlackRock, Inc
$1,000
Bronze

Commerce Trust Company
$1,000
Bronze

Johnson Asset Management 
$1,000
Bronze

Nuveen Asset Management
$1,000
Bronze

Versus Advisory
$1,000
Bronze

 

Sponsorship Incentive Levels:

  • Bronze $1,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Friday lunch.​
  • Silver $1,500 – Acknowledgment on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday or Friday breakfast. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Gold $2,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday lunch. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Platinum $2,500 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night or Thursday night reception. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. Option for speaker introduction during conference sessions.
  • Double Platinum $5,000 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night and Thursday night reception with acknowledgement on each table. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. Option for speaker introduction during conference sessions.

 

Margaritaville Lake Resort
494 Tan Tar A Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
VISIT WEBSITE

Reservations: 800-826-8272
Booking Code: MAPE

Room Rates
$126 Standard
$216 One-bedroom suite
$335 Two-bedroom suite

Recent legislation (105.666 RSMo, SB 406) requires trustees of Missouri public employee retirement plans to attend trustee education programs provided at this conference, which is a great incentive for plan attendance.   The two evening receptions will give you the opportunity to network with Board Members and Administrative staff from many Missouri public retirement plans.

Are you a Plan Sponsor Member looking for public pension plan trustee education programs?

You’ll find them at our Annual MAPERS conferences.  Senate Bill 406 requires trustees of Missouri public employee retirement plans to attend trustee education programs which include information on topics such as:

  • Duties and responsibilities of board members
  • Ethics
  • Governance process and procedures
  • Pension plan design and administration of benefits
  • Actuarial principles
  • Investments
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Legal liability and risks
  • Sunshine law requirements
  • The role of staff and consultants in plan administration

The Annual Conference includes sessions that will help you meet these legislative requirements and is the perfect platform to learn from some of the most respected names in the public pension arena.

Are you a Corporate Member wanting to spotlight your company?  As a Conference Sponsor, you can host a conference event and distribute your company’s promotional hand-outs at the event you choose to sponsor.  Conference sponsorships are offered at five (5) levels ranging in cost from $1,000 to $5,000.

Sponsorship Incentive Levels:

  • Bronze $1,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Friday lunch.​
  • Silver $1,500 – Acknowledgment on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday or Friday breakfast. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Gold $2,000 – Acknowledgement on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Thursday lunch. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag.
  • Platinum $2,500 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night or Thursday night reception. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. Option for speaker introduction during conference sessions.
  • Double Platinum $5,000 – Acknowledgement at opening ceremony, on printed materials and session slides. Sponsorship of Wednesday night and Thursday night reception with acknowledgement on each table. Option to add a promotional item to the MAPERS swag bag. Option for speaker introduction during conference sessions.

Not yet a member of MAPERS?

Conference Registration

(i.e. Any person, firm or corporation, performing or providing professional services to a public retirement system.)

Plan Member Registration

(i.e. Any public retirement system in the State of Missouri)

Associate Member Registration

(i.e. An affiliated organization which has an interest in public employee retirement)