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Recognizing Public Pension Communications Professionals

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Building on the success of NCPERS Pension Communications Summit and Communications Roundtable, we're pleased to announce that we are currently accepting nominations for the first-ever Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award

By: Lizzy Lees, NCPERS

Building on the success of NCPERS Pension Communications Summit and Communications Roundtable, we're pleased to announce that we are currently accepting nominations for the first-ever Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award.

In recognition of the communications efforts at public pensions across the country, this award was created to honor the communications staff person at a public pension who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills; shown superior innovation and creativity; and created an impact with their communications endeavors in the preceding year.

NCPERS member pension funds oversee retirement funds on behalf of seven million retirees and nearly 15 million active public servants. “Each day, public pensions are tasked with effectively communicating with active participants and retirees across generations who have varying needs and communications preferences,” said NCPERS Executive Director and Counsel, Hank Kim. “The NCPERS Public Pension Communicator of the Year Award was created to recognize the impressive communications efforts at our member pension funds and honor the individuals within these organizations who are leading the way and making a real impact.” 

The deadline to nominate an individual for the 2024 awards is Friday, November 10th. To nominate yourself or a colleague, please complete this online form. We strongly recommend reviewing the scoring rubric and FAQs before beginning your submission.

At the judges' discretion, a winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Pension funds with less than $10 billion AUM; pension funds with $10-50 billion AUM; and pension funds with more than $50 billion AUM.

Award winners will be honored in person at NCPERS Pension Communications Summit in Washington, DC on January 22, 2024. The winners will also be announced via a press release following the event.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly at


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