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Excellence and Innovation Awards
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EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION AWARDS

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Are you (or someone you know) doing something innovative to improve retirement income security for plan participants?

Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) are again co-sponsoring an awards program for excellence and innovation by defined contribution plan executives.

We want to recognize out-of-the-box thinking by DC plan executives and their employers who are making new and unusual changes to help improve participants’ retirement income security.

The possibilities are endless; there are no categories. Last year’s winners, for example, displayed a diversity of approaches for encouraging greater savings while recognizing that retirement security is the sum of many parts — including those outside of formal retirement plans. A more holistic approach to financial wellness was key to those efforts.

Whatever the innovation is in design and/or excellence in execution, it undoubtedly is something others are just now considering. Help your peers by sharing your innovation and receive recognition for your ingenuity.

P&I and DCIIA are looking for programs implemented on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

Nomination deadline is May 31. Winners will be honored at Pensions & Investments’ 2019 West Coast Defined Contribution Conference to be held November 3-5 at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego.

Full details can be found at www.pionline.com/innovationawards2019.

Contact us on info@dciia.org for details or if you have questions.


2018 Excellence and Innovation Awards

Since 2012, DCIIA and Pensions and Investments (P&I) have co-sponsored this annual award for defined contribution plan sponsors. These awards are designed to recognize DC plan executives and their employers for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that help ensure participants have an adequate income at retirement. Entries are judged on innovation well as excellence in execution.

The winners were announced at Pensions & Investments’ 2018 West Coast Defined Contribution Conference.

The innovation winners were:

  • Tobias Read, Oregon state treasurer, Salem, and chairman of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board.
  • Marco Merz, director of defined contribution, and Arthur Guimaraes, chief operating officer, Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents, University of California, Oakland.

The excellence winners were:

  • Mary Nell Billings, the Memphis, Tennessee-based senior director, global retirement programs for Hilton Worldwide.
  • Kerstin Aiello, senior benefits manager, Synopsis Inc., Mountain View, California.
  • Diana Winalski, Stamford, Connecticut-based head of 401(k) product management, International Paper Co.
  • Lisa Montalvo, benefits division leader and plan administrator, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, and Michelle Ryan, investment program manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  • Tricia Miyoshi, human resources manager, Package Pavement Co. Inc., Stormville, New York.

Congratulations to all the winners!


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Pensions & Investments