ASPPA Honors Ashton with Eidson Award

| October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Award Recognizes Distinguished Career in Industry

Bruce L. Ashton

WASHINGTON (October 23, 2011) – The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) honored Bruce L. Ashton, APM, J.D., with the 2011 Harry T. Eidson Award during the opening session of the ASPPA annual conference at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md.

Bruce is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group at the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP. His practice covers all aspects of employee benefits matters including plan structures and arrangements, as well as ERISA compliance. Bruce has worked with a diverse group of clients. He has represented public and private sector plans (and their sponsors), as well as service providers including RIAs, independent record keepers, third party administrators, broker-dealers and insurance companies.

Karen Jordan Presents Bruce Ashton the 2011 Eidson Award

Bruce has had long-standing involvement with ASPPA. He led as president for the 2003-2004 term. He also served as co-chair, as well as a member of the board of directors, for the ASPPA Government Affairs Committee from 1997-2007. Further, he was a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Actuaries during 2003-2004, and served as President of the Western Pension & Benefits Congress, Los Angeles Chapter from 2008-2009.

Bruce is widely recognized in the industry and has received distinction as one of “The Best Lawyers in America”. He holds a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

ASPPA established the award in 1995 to honor the memory of its founder, Harry T. Eidson. His belief in the importance of the employer sponsored retirement system in the United States and in having an organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing such a system was the inspiration for the formation of ASPPA in 1966. Each year, ASPPA honors one or two individuals for their contributions to the industry. Recipients can be members of ASPPA or from outside the association’s membership.

Past recipients include Curtis E. Huntington, Fred Reish, Edward E. Burrows, and Samuel Savitz.

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About ASPPA: The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 7,500 retirement plan and benefits professionals that 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.


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