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Senior Director of Player Affairs and Development, National Football League Players Association
Dana Hammonds educates players and former players on the need for financial planning.
Vice President of Human Resources, Bertelsmann Inc.
Erika Kirchner instituted a design change in the company's $1 billion-plus 401(k) plan that allowed participants 45 and older to continue investing in their traditional 401(k) plan's target-date fund.
Chief Operating Officer, BlackRock
Katie Nedl orchestrated an interactive video campaign to encourage greater participation and investment.
Head of Investment Management, Saudia Arabian Oil Co.
Sheila Rowaily developed the Idikhar Savings Plan, which enables these employees to pursue more options while remaining faithful to Shariah investing principles.
Executive-Engagement Strategy, Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia (HESTA)
Neil Saxton launched HESTA's "welcome series," a digital-based communication campaign using data analytics to reach specific audiences.
Director of Savings and Retirement, Nestle USA Inc.
Shirley Zabiegala redesigned a financial wellness program that caters to different participants' interests and skills.
Director of Retirement for the Americas and Smart Saving, American Express
Barbara Kontje and her team created a global DC template for Amex's 28 markets.
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, GEICO
Dina Pon created digital tools to encourage GEICO's younger workforce to save more.
Treasurer, North Carolina State
Concerns over high fees spurred Janet Cowell's centralized program.
Shelley Schueller & Tarna Hunter
Deferred Compensation Director & Legislative Liason, Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
Shelley Schueller & Tarna Hunter organized a grass-roots campaign to get women to save more.
Recognized for advocating a greater sensitivity to participants' needs.
Treasurer and Reciever General, Massachusettes State
Steven Grossman pushed a way to give employees of small organizations a 401(k) with big advantages.
401(k) Product Manager, International Paper Co.
Carol Sung implemented a managed account program with a drawdown component for employees 55+.
Vice President of Human Resources, Buck Consultants
Jeannie Lowe implemented a feature that gives workers an action plan.
Director, New York City Employee Benefits Program, Office of Labor Relations.
Georgette Gestely used targeted forums to get more women to participate in the plan.
Chief Investment Office, General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church
United Methodist Chuch's David Zellner wanted to make sure retirees didn't deplete their savings.
Vice President for Human Resources, Kiva Microfunds, Inc.
Kiva's Britt Huber came up with a big way to educate the young, using familiar technology.
Director of Human Resources, Aloha Petroleum Ltd.
Lois Osorno used a plain-talk approach to help employees understand features of Aloha's 401(k) plan.
N.Y.-based Director of Retirement Plans, PepsiCo Inc.
Chad Ryan sought to stress how 401(k) loans can hurt retirement.
Deputy Director, Office of Communications and Education, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Sophie Dmuchowski helped illustrate lifetime income with one question: Will You Be Ready?
Head of Risk Management and Operations, Chrysler Group LLC
Angela Buk shepherded a massive re-enrollment of 55,000 Chrysler employees.
Director of Racker Rewards, Rackspace Hosting Inc.
Philip White used different providers to create something unique for his financial wellness program.
Senior Director of Global Benefits and Mobility, Yahoo! Inc.
Bernie Knobbe used text messages, video, social media, and games to engage participants.
Director of Global Retirement and Smart Saving, American Express
Barbara Kontje launched virutal financial fairs and educated families of participants.
Manager of Retirement Plans, Deluxe Corp.
Dan Holupchinski provided participants with replacements income of 90% at retirement.
Deferred Compensation Manager, City and County of San Francisco
Carol Cypert introduced a a large public plan of custom target-date funds with alternative investments.
Director of Non-U.S. Pensions and Savings Plans, United Technologies Corp.
Kevin Hanney designed a program to offer a lifetime income option within its DC plans.