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NCPERS Hosts Inaugural Pension Communications Summit

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  • On: 01/27/2023 16:28:13
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More than 90 members of the public pension community gathered in Washington, DC this week for the 2023 Pension Communications Summit.

NCPERS hosted its inaugural Pension Communications Summit on January 23-24, bringing together more than 90 members of the public pension community to learn from peers and discuss solutions to communications-related challenges.

This fall, NCPERS launched the Communications Roundtable, which brings together public pension communicators to discuss day-to-day challenges, ask questions, and get inspiration from peers. “We've expanded upon that concept by adding an in-person educational component to create the Pension Communications Summit,” said Hank Kim, NCPERS Executive Director and Counsel. Both initiatives are overseen by Lizzy Lees, Director of Communications for NCPERS.

The event's program was developed based on feedback from roundtable members about the communications-related issues their organization was facing. Lees worked with program directors Christian Palmer, Communications Director for the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, Christina Perea, Outreach Bureau Chief for the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico, and Patrick von Keyserling, Senior Director of Communications for Colorado PERA to curate a program that focused on peer-to-peer learning with actionable takeaways.

During the event, attendees learned strategies for improving member communications, discussed strategies for small teams to maximize resources and improve communications, and more. The program concluded with a facilitated discussion where attendees could ask questions and share ideas. View highlights from the program below.

To learn more about NCPERS Pension Communications Summit, sign up here.

2023 Pension Communications Summit Highlights



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