ASPPA and WP&BC Host Benefits Conference in L.A.

Melinda | July 13, 2010 | 0 Comments


The Western Benefits Conference is a regional conference sponsored by the Western Pension & Benefit Conference’s (WP&BC) and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) where retirement benefits professionals and government officials engage on issues important to plan sponsors and advisors.

Journalists who cover personal finance, retirement, taxes, or financial planning will hear from practitioners and representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and more click here for an agenda.

Sunday July 18 – Tuesday July 20, 2010

Agenda Highlights:
• Washington Update (July 18)
            Joe Canary, U.S. Department of Labor
            Brian H. Graff., Executive Director/CEO ASPPA

• Keynote Address (July 19)
           Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary, EBSA, U.S. Department of Labor

• The Economic Recovery: Will It Take Hold? (July 20)
         Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson School of Management

• IRS Question & Answer Sessions for Defined Benefit & Contribution Plans (July 20)

JW Marriott Hotel (Los Angeles) at L.A. LIVE
900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 765-8600

Media interested in attending the Western Benefits Conference should contact Melinda Semadeni, director of media relations, [email protected] for registration. For more information on WBC—view the brochure here or on the website:

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About ASPPA:
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 7,000 retirement plan and benefits professionals and serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants, and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans. ASPPA is based in Arlington, Va., with 17 regional ASPPA benefits councils (ABCs) that provide opportunities for retirement plan employee benefits professionals to participate in ASPPA activities in their local communities. For more information, visit

About Western Pension & Benefits Conference:
Founded in San Francisco in 1954 to address the educational needs of pension and employee benefits professionals, the Western Pension & Benefits Conference (WP&BC) is the premier organization for this dynamic field in the Western United States. WP&BC has grown to 2,000 members in 14 chapters throughout the Western Continental United States and Hawaii. The purpose of the Western Benefits & Benefits Conference is to exchange information, advance knowledge and education and foster sound principles, procedures and practices in the field of pensions and other employee benefit plans.


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