GAPPT (Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees) Annual Conference

St. Simons Island, GA

The GAPPT exists to promote education for Georgia’s Public Pension Trustees. Members have the opportunity to meet peers from around the state at both the Annual Conference and Trustee School. GAPPT educational events promote discussion of topics pertinent to the current economic climate and provide Trustees the information and tools to better serve their constituents.

AndCo Conference Speaker:  Paul Murray, CPFA

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CCAP (County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania) Spring Conference

Harrisburg, PA

CCAP is an organization representing the executive branch of Pennsylvania county governments across the Commonwealth. CCAP provides county leaders with information and guidance related to legislation, education, media, insurance, technology and many other issues that help create and maintain crucial services for residents throughout the state.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Chris Brokaw, CFA® & Jennifer Brozstek

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MAPERS (Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems) One Day Seminar

Southfield, MI

The Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems is recognized as the principal educational, legislative forum for trustees, plan administrators, and other retirement and financial professionals in the State of Michigan.  MAPERS was established to provide educational training and legislative updates to trustees of Public Employee Retirement Systems within the State of Michigan.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Brian Green, Mike Holycross, CIMA® & Chris Kuhn, CFA®

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LATEC (Louisiana Trustee Education Council) Investment Education Symposium

New Orleans, LA

The Louisiana Trustee Education Council (LATEC) encourages and facilitates the education of its membership in all matters related to their duties as the holders of trust assets by those bearing a fiduciary responsibility for such assets. LATEC develops and conducts educational programs and networking opportunities among trustees, administrators and staffs of pension funds designed to foster and maintain the level of education demanded of fiduciaries under applicable laws so that they may better serve their members and their respective funds.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Jon Breth, CFP® & Gwelda Swilley

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IFEBP (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans) Investment Institute

Orlando, FL

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information. The IFEBP is dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to help ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide.

AndCo Conference Speakers:  Ian Jones & Troy Brown, CFA®

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IBEW-NECA (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Employee Benefits Conference

St. Pete Beach, FL

The IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of electrical-related fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. Founded in 1891, the IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations. NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association), founded in 1901, is the leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised of over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $95 billion. It is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.

The theme of the IBEW-NECA conference is “Financial Literacy” and its purpose is to provide information and updates for business managers, chapter managers, plan administrators, and fund trustees involved in local Taft-Hartley plans. In addition to the preconference workshops, attendees to the conference will hear from speakers involved in prescription drug coverage, pension issues, health insurance, investment trends, and legal issues.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Jeff Kuchta, CFA® & Mike Holycross, CIMA®

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FPPTA (Florida Public Pension Trustees Association) Winter Trustee School

Orlando, FL

FPPTA Trustee Schools are offered twice a year and include a Fall Trustee School and a Winter Trustee School. Trustee Schools run two and one-half days and offer the Certified Public Pension Trustee (CPPT) program sessions, as well as additional continuing education sessions.  Each Trustee School offers classes including lectures, continuing education workshops, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with a focus on group discussion and participation.

AndCo Conference Speakers:  Kerry Richardville, CFA®, Tyler Grumbles, CFA®, Dan Johnson & Dave West, CFA®

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