Speaker and Program Information:
Improve Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques
For every baby boomer working past normal retirement age there may be six Generation X and Millennial employees stuck in place and perhaps disengaging. For decades, we have appealed to employee intellect with illustrations of compound interest supported by statistics, legally required compliance language and a bewildering mix of investment options. No wonder Americans don’t save enough for retirement!
In this session you will first experience, and then learn, how behavioral economic techniques can help people save more for retirement, invest better and live a better, healthier life. The result for employers – a healthier, more productive workforce.
Christopher Goldsmith is a Vice President and Senior Consultant Sibson Consulting. He has consulted with private industry, higher education, public sector organizations and in joint labor-management organizations for 30 years on employee benefit plans and compensation arrangements. Mr. Goldsmith leads the firm’s behavioral economics initiative. He has written seven articles on the topic that have been published in Sibson Perspectives, Benefits Quarterly, Workspan, Compensation Focus and HR Horizons. He regularly presents behavioral economic applications and ideas in forums such as WorldatWork, ASHHRA, CUPA - HR, NACUBO, Council on Employee Benefits, Society of Higher Education Human Resource Executives, Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics and the Employee Benefits Research Institute.
Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Psychology. He has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) professional designations. He is past President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists.
J. David Johnson is a Vice President and Senior Consultant with Sibson Consulting. Based in Washington, DC, he works with clients to design and implement strategies to enhance the value of Human Resources. David has twenty-five years of industry experience, and brings particular expertise in strategies to drive employee behavior change, manage costs of employee benefit programs, and address issues related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He is also an Adjunct Faculty at Towson University where he teaches in the Masters in Human Resource Development program.
David is a frequent national and regional speaker. He has provided testimony on employer issues related to Affordable Care Act to both the US Department of Labor and the Washington, DC City Council. Recently, he has spoken at two Briefings at the US Capitol on the value of prevention to American employers. He has published multiple articles on employee benefits issues in Bloomberg / Bureau of National Affairs, and has been quoted in many business journals. David is a Board Member of the MidAtlantic Business Group on Health, past-president of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Group, Baltimore Chapter; Board member for the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Chapter; and a Fit-Friendly Employer Reviewer for the American Heart Association. He holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Reed is a Vice President and Defined Contribution Practice Director in the firm’s Boston office with over 25 years of experience. He has extensive expertise in the management of retirement plans, specializing in strategic guidance, plan design, plan mergers, investments, administration, governance and communications. Mr. Reed has worked with many corporate and not-for-profit clients on all aspects of retirement programs and has specialized experience in defined contribution plans.
He has achieved the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designations. He has served on numerous provider financial advisory councils, roundtables and industry groups and has been recognized for his retirement plan expertise. Mr. Reed is frequently interviewed for various industry periodicals on topics including retirement plan design, fiduciary best practices, vendor and advisor searches and investment solutions. Mr. Reed was recognized by the Institutional Investor News as one of the “20 Rising Stars of Retirement Plan Advisory” in 2008 and, in 2013, he was a semi-finalist for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries’ 401(k) Leadership Award.
NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Front Desk: 703-907-5939
Metro: Ballston on the Orange Line. Parking at Ballston Common across Wilson Blvd.
Tentative Program Schedule:
Registration Time: 08:00 am
Program Welcome (Networking Breakfast): 08:15 am
Program Starts: 08:30 am
Program Concludes: 10:00 am
Informal Conversation time with speakers - 10:00 am-10:30 am
HRLF members: FREE
HRLF members may send a substitute to any program they cannot attend and may bring one guest free during their membership year.