MAPERS Annual Conference

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. Option to have an informational meeting booth.
  • 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 to have an informational meeting booth.
  • 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 to have an informational meeting booth.

The two evening receptions will give you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Board Members and Administrative staff from many Missouri public retirement plans.

2019 MAPERS Conference Agenda

SHOW-ME RETIREMENT SECURITY

**Tentative Agenda**

 

Wednesday, July 10 – Salon A, 6th Floor

12:00-12:10 pm
Opening Remarks – Nicole Hamler, Dir. of Member Services, PSRS/PEERS MAPERS Board Vice President

12:10-12:50 pm
Sunshine Law – Heather Conway, PSRS

1:00-1:50 pm*
Investment Basics – Brian Collett & Megan Loehner, LAGERS

1:00-1:50 pm*
Actuary Hot Topics – Larry Langer & Bryan Hoge, Cavanaugh MacDonald Consulting

2:00-2:50 pm*
Actuary Basics – Ken Alberts & Heidi Barry, Gabriel Roeder Smith and Co

2:00-2:50 pm*
Investment Hot Topics – Kevin Leonard & William Forde, NEPC

2:50-3:15 pm
Afternoon Break

3:15-4:00 pm
Fiduciary Responsibility – Jason Palmer, PFM Asset  Management

4:00-4:50 pm
Capitol Report – Michael Ruff, Executive Director, JPCER

5:30-7:00 pm
Whole Hog Reception – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) –
 Salon B

*Investment Basics participants will go to Actuary Basics and Actuary Hot Topics participants will go to Investment Hot Topics. Basics sessions will be in the Rosebud Room (7th Floor) and Hot Topics sessions will continue in Salon A.

 

Thursday, July 11 – Salon A, 6th Floor

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) – 
Salon B

8:00-8:15 am
Opening Remarks – John Brewer, Director, Firemen’s Ret. Sys. Of St. Louis, MAPERS Board President

8:15-9:00 am
Economist – Joe Kalish, Ned Davis Research

9:00-9:50 am
Behavioral Finance – Jim Lyday, Managing Director, PensionMark

9:50-10:10 am
Morning Break

10:10-11:00 am
Pension Trends – Alex Brown, NASRA

11:00-12:00 pm
Investment Speaker – Tom Parker, BlackRock

12:00-1:00 pm
Cheeseburgers in Paradise Lunch – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags 
  Required) – Salon B

1:00-2:15 pm
Keynote: Inspirational/Motivational – Lt. Col. Robert Darling

2:15-2:45 pm
Afternoon Break

2:45-3:45 pm
Ethics – Frank Bucaro

3:45-4:30 pm
Cyber Security – Scott Augenbaum

5:30-7:00 pm
Surf, Turf and Pasta Reception – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags 
Required) – Salon B 

 

Friday, July 12 – Salon A, 6th Floor

7:00-8:15 am
Breakfast Buffet – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests (Name Tags Required) – Salon B

8:10-8:15 am
Opening Remarks – Jeff Kempker, Assistant Executive Director, LAGERS, MAPERS Board Secretary/Treasurer

8:15-9:15 am
Generational Differences – Hadyn Shaw

9:15-10:15 am
TBD – Adam Carroll

10:20-10:45 am
Break

10:45-11:30 am
Strategic Planning Panel – Bob Wilson, Dearld Snider, Jim Pyle

11:30-12:00 pm
General Business Meeting – John Brewer – MAPERS Board President

11:45-12:15 pm
Lunch on the Run – Open to all Attendees/Family/Guests – Registration Foyer

Conference Attendees

Thomas Obaseki
Acadian Asset Management

Chris Tocco
Acadian Asset Management 

Matt Shankoff
Apollo Global Management 

Greg Habay
AQR Capital

Meghan James
Argent Capital Management 

Denise Pearman
Argent Capital Management 

Keri Hepburn
Aristotle Capital Management

Nathan Burk
Asset Consulting Group

Patti Haffner
Asset Consulting Group

Cindi Short
Asset Consulting Group

Liam Hoare
Baillie Gifford International

Meeta Singal
Baron Capital Management

Catherine Saunders
Benefit Street Partners

Debra Irvin
Berkeley Police & Fire Pension Fund

Art Jackson
Berkeley Police & Fire Pension Fund

James Linhardt
Berkeley Police & Fire Pension Fund

Emmalene Mitchell
Berkeley Police & Fire Pension Fund

Chance Baragary
Bi-State Development

Ed Bohnert
Bi-State Development

Brian Heuer
Bi-State Development

Reginald Howard
Bi-State Development

Allan Parker
Bi-State Development 

Catina Wilson
Bi-State Development

Clint Wittenborn
Bi-State Development 

Director Calhoun
Black Jack Fire Protection District

Ankeneth Corbin
Black Jack Fire Protection District

Joel Cup
Black Jack Fire Protection District

David Gregg
Black Jack Fire Protection District

Director Schmallbeck
Black Jack Fire Protection District

Greg Stewart
Black Jack Fire Protection District

Grant Duncan
Brandes Investment Partners

Tom Bachner
Bridegewater Associates

Jay Leverault
Bridegewater Associates

Kate Bizga
Brookfield Asset Management

Jeff Clarke
Brookfield Asset Management

Patrice Beckham
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Aaron Chochon
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Bryan Hoge
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Larry Langer
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting

Marcia Glass
CenterSquare Investment Management

Gary Donovan
Central County Fire and Rescue

Lance Bolinger
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Justin Collins
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Janice Finely
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Benjamin Frede
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Harlan Hatton
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Nick Kenny
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Greg Kokme
Columbia Police & Fire Retirement System

Jessica Hornung
Corbin Capital Partners

Kenneth Black
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Rick Bodenschatz
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 McQuade
Dahab Associates

Steven Roth
Dahab Associates

Richard Peperone
Dyal Capital Partners

Sean Ward
Dyal Capital Partners

Mason Bikshorn
ElmTree Funds

Wesley Walker
ElmTree Funds

Ryan Coleman
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Denise Droege
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Sandra McKinney
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Richard Olliges
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Debbie Pakpahan
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Edmund Zell
Employees Retirement System of St. Louis

Caitlin Larson
EnTrust Global

Kate Doppelt
Fisher Investments

David Novak
Fisher Investments

Kimberlee Johnson
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Dianne Lehmann
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Gary Meyer
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Anita Moore
Florissant Employees Pension Plan

Andrew Higginson
GAM

Ben Devlin
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement Plan

John Grote
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement Plan

Mark Kempler
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement Plan

Angela Zerbonia
Hannibal Police & Fire Retirement Plan

Tim Burger
Hazelwood (City of)

Matt Zimmerman
Hazelwood (City of)

Roh Kuhn
Hazelwood (City of)

Scott Brinkman
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Patrick Dujakovich
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Dennis Dumovich
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Linda Steele
Jackson County Employees Pension Plan

Mike Bernskoetter
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Richard Brown
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Aaron Coleman
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Patricia Pike
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Michael Ruff
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Wayne Wallingford
Joint Committee – Public Employee Retirement

Adam Grimes
Joplin Police and Fire Pension Plan

James Brown
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Clay Calvin
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Barbara Davis
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Tim Dupin
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Charlie Hull
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Robert Patrick
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Emily Wanbaugh
Kansas City Employees Retirement System & Fire Fighters

Carl Evans
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Christine Gierer
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Curtis Rogers
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Lazona Stovall
Kansas City Public School Retirement System

Chuck Bryant
Kennedy Capital Management

David Kaiser
Ladue Fire & Police Pension Fund

Ken Andreski
Ladue Non-Uniformed Emp. Ret. Fund

Shelly Benson
Ladue Non-Uniformed Emp. Ret. Fund

Scott Bollinger
Ladue Non-Uniformed Emp. Ret. Fund

Greg Stork
Ladue Non-Uniformed Emp. Ret. Fund

Otto Odendahl
Manning Napier

Greg Woodard
Manning Napier

Ryan Chiaverini
Mertiage Portfolio Management

Bill Winningham
Milliman Inc

Michael Zwiener
Milliman Inc

Bob Ashcroft
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Frank Buck
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Brian Collett
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Pam Hopkins
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Tami Jaegers
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Jeff Kempker
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Angela Lechtenberg
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Megan Loehner
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Tyler Luebbert
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Barry McCullough
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Jeff Pabst
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Jason Paulsmeyer
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Melissa Rackers
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Ashley Schmitz
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Claire Scoville
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Erin Stieferman
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Penny Thomas
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Arby Todd
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Diane Towne
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Sandy Walker
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Bob Wilson
Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System

Andrea Binkley
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Margie Bunch
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Seth Kelly
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Juanita Mummert
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Abby Spieler
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Ronda Stegmann
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Ryan Toebben
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Lisa Verslues
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Crystal Wessing
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Michelle DePew
Monarch Fire Protection District

Catherine O’Connell
Naitixis Investment Managers

Kitty Martin
Nuveen Asset Management

Mario Valverde
Nuveen Asset Management

Linda Chaffin
NXT Capital

Kwad Acheampong
PGIM Fixed Income 

Dustin Gaj
PNC Institutional Investors

Andrew Gillentine
PNC Institutional Investors

Michael Anderson
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

Wallace Leopold
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

James Long
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

Jay Schroeder
Police Retirement System of St. Louis

Susan Dahl
PPAA Recipient

Gary Findlay
PPAA Recipient

Heather Conway
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Omar Davis
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Nicole Hamler
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Yvonne Heath
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Craig Husting
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Jeff Hyman
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Joann Lindemann
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Courtney Meldrum
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Dearld Snider
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Sarah Swoboda
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Stacie Verslues
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Maria Walden
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Becky West
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Nichole Williams
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Susan Wood
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Steve Yoakum
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Kirsten Burton
QMA

Eric Stevens
RBC Global Assets Management

Darrell Donahue
Robbins Arroyo

Leo Kandinov
Robbins Arroyo

Lauren Levi
Robbins Arroyo

Christian Eicher
RVK Inc

Jeff Freeman
Sagitec Solutions

Warren Gordon
Sagitec Solutions

Jeff Pea
Sagitec Solutions

Kelly Diehr
Saxena White

Chuck Jeroloman
Saxena White

John Gallagher
Schroder Investment Management

Vivian Quaye
Schroder Investment Management

Michael Bridges
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Paul Carrol
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Adam Carter
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Ron Hoffman
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Gus Krafve
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Jeff Manley
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Nancy Martin-Hinds
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Justin Milam
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Marcus Walker
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Chris Welsh
Springfield Police & Fire Retirement System

Martin Ghafoori
Stifel Financial

Dan Smith
Stifel Financial

Eran Klein
Stone Harbor Investment Partner

Lawson Hauptfuhrer
T. Rowe Price

Ryan Wagner
T. Rowe Price

Eddie Vandiver
Todd Asset Management

Kyle Vanourny
Tortoise Capital Advisors

William Lawson
UBS Asset Management

Julian Bostic
Vista Equity Partners

Scott Musick
Voya Investment Management

James DiGiuseppe
Wellington Management

Greg Williams
Wellington Management

Mark Friedrich
Western Asset Management

Kevin Gore
Western Asset Management

Amy Lester
Westwood Holdings Group

Julie Rancourt
Westwood Holdings Group

Amy Lester
Westwood Holdings Group 

 

2019 MAPERS Conference Sponsors

Double Platinum Level – $5,000.00

  • Bridgewater Associates

Platinum Level – $2,500.00

  • William Blair & Company

Gold Level – $2,000.00

  • ElmTree Funds
  • Robbins Arroyo
  • Sagitec Solutions

Silver Level – $1,500.00

  • Kennedy Capital
  • Saxena White
  • Western Asset Management

Bronze Level – $1,000.00

  • Acadian Asset Management 
  • Brandes Investment Partners
  • RVK Inc
  • Stone Harbor Investment Partners 
  • T. Rowe Price

Conference Location & Lodging

FYI: Tan-Tar-A room reservations (@$117 plus taxes) may be made online at www.Tan-Tar-A.com (Registration code MAPE and Password MAPE) or by dialing 1-800-826-8272. Room Registration deadline is June 6, 2019.

Meals: Guests and attendees are invited to the meals and receptions at no charge.

If you have questions or require additional information, contact Kim Jourdon, Executive Director at KimJourdon@MoMAPERS.org or by phone at 573-634-3861.

Not yet a member of MAPERS?

Conference Registration

**Registration rates will increase on June 26th. Associate/Plan Sponsor Members to $100 and Corporate Members to $300

Corporate Member Registration

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

Plan Sponsor 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)