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 TBD 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 – TBD

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 – Ross Ramataci, 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/Reaching Younger Members – TBD

9:15-10:15 am
TBD – Carden Group

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 Giobal Management 

Meghan James
Argent Capital Management 

Denise Pearman
Argent Capital Management 

Keri Hepburn
Aristotle 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

Allan Parker
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

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

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

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

Rick Bodenschatz
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Jim Younce
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Steven Roth
Dahab Associates

David Novak
Fisher Investments

Tim Burger
Hazelwood (City of)

Roh Kuhn
Hazelwood (City of)

Matt Zimmerman
Hazelwood (City of)

Roh Kuhn
Hazelwood (City of)

Adam Grimes
Joplin Police and Fire Pension Plan

Chuck Bryant
Kennedy Capital Management

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

Ryan Chiaverini
Mertiage Portfolio Management

Bill Winningham
Milliman Inc

Michael Zwiener
Milliman Inc

Andre 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

Ronda Stegmann
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Ryan Toebben
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Crystal Wesson
Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Kwad Acheampong
PGIM Fixed Income 

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

Craig Husting
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Jeff Hyman
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

Steve Yoakum
Public School Retirement System of Missouri

Kirsten Burton
QMA

Kelly Diehr
Saxena White

Chuck Jeroloman
Saxena White

John Gallagher
Schroder Investment Management

Eran Klein
Stone Harbor Investment Partner

Eddie Vandiver
Todd Asset Management

Ryan Wagner
T. Rowe Price

Scott Musick
Voya Investment Management

 

 

2019 MAPERS Conference Sponsors

Silver Level – $1,500.00

  • Kennedy Capital
  • Saxena White

Bronze Level – $1,000.00

  • Acadian Asset Management 
  • Stone Harbor Investment Partners 

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

As a member you may register for the 2019 MAPERS Annual Conference being held July 10-12, 2019 at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO, boasting an agenda which consistently includes nationally known speakers from the financial, legal and retirement arenas.

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)