Count on NCPERS for information, knowledge, education, and powerful advocacy to protect the financial security of the retirees who depend on you.
NCPERS 2007 Annual Legislative Conference a Success
February 23, 2007
Public fund trustees, administrators and officials from across the country convened in Washington, DC, February 5-7, to learn
about the federal legislative and regulatory issues expected to affect public plans in 2007. The conference kicked-off with a
keynote speech by former presidential advisor, political consultant and best-selling author, Paul Begala, who, between stories
of his adventures with business partner James Carville, discussed the new Congress and the importance of advocacy and educating
government officials on pension issues. Other speakers at the conference included Bill Bortz, Associate Benefits Tax Counsel at
the Department of the Treasury; Congressional staffers Michelle Varnhagen and Judy Miller, of the House Education and Labor
Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, respectively; and Terry Mumford, partner with Ice Miller, Al Campos, a lobbyist with
the National Education Association, and Thomas J. Mackell, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond. To view materials presented at the conference, please click on the links below.
Public Employee Forum on GASB Statement 45