Upcoming events

    • October 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Join us for a Brown Bag lunchtime webinar!
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Cyber Security as it relates to Employee Benefit Plans
    Dennis Quandt
    PwC | Partner

    Dennis is a Partner based in Boston, MA focused on working with clients to enhance their controls and external reporting capabilities.  He has over 18 years of experience delivering security, privacy, and other non-financial related process enhancement and controls optimization projects for highly regulated global organizations.  In addition to designing and implementing controls governance programs, Dennis has significant experience evaluating operational, security, and privacy-related controls programs for purposes of providing transparency to his client’s stakeholders.
    Dennis regularly presents to senior management and industry organizations on a range of topics impacting the global technology and risk landscape.  He has experience leading multi-national teams in the development and delivery of information technology (IT) and business process controls and optimization initiatives.  

    Tim Rouse
    Executive Director | SPARK Institute

    SPARK is the association for retirement industry and represents the interests of a broad-based cross section of retirement plan service providers and investment managers, including banks, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, third party administrators, trade clearing firms, and benefits consultants.  Collectively, SPARK’s members serve over 100 million employer-sponsored plan participants. Tim took over as the Executive Director of the SPARK Institute six years ago after spending over thirty-five years in the financial services industry, mainly within retirement services of large mutual fund companies. For the past thirty years Tim has worked with major plan sponsors in state and local governments, corporations, Taft-Hartley plans, nonprofit hospitals, colleges, and universities. Over his career Tim has worked with Voya Financial, Fidelity Investments, ICMA Retirement Corporation and The Vanguard Group.

    The lunchtime webinar is a casual discussion covering
    hot topics!

    So grab your lunch and your laptop and join us!

    This Brown Bag Lunch Webinar is complimentary!

Please renew your membership for 2021-2022!

If you're not a member - Join us today!

Membership is valid through June 30, 2022
(Membership year is July 1 - June 30)

Join other pension and benefits professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area
who have realized the benefits of this unique, multidisciplinary organization.

Please know that we are committed to offering our members a full and interactive experience, which will include virtual events
until it is safe and acceptable to meet in person.

In recognition of the fact that our meetings will be virtual for as long as needed, we will continue to offer a reduction
for the 2021-2022 Program year. Membership fee will remain at $95.00 for individual professional members,
as well as reductions to other levels.

Trust us, we can't wait to get back to normal and meet in person!
Our community is vibrant because of you and your participation. Thank you!

One-time Membership Fee Waiver: We understand these are challenging times. If you are unable to pay the discounted fee,
 please select the one-time waiver option and remain part of our community. We are committed to our members during this time and want to help our community through this so we all can come through it stronger together!

About our Chapter

Western Pension & Benefits Council was founded in 1954 in San Francisco to bring together all professionals involved in pension and other employee benefits work to promote education, exchange information, and foster sound principles and practices in the field. Chapter Members are plan sponsors and professionals from the accounting, actuarial, administrative, banking, consulting, and investment, insurance and legal areas of the industry. Our membership reflects a cross-section of professionals from professional service firms and corporations. It is our goal to bring these disciplines together to better understand and produce effective employee benefit programs.

Western Pension & Benefits Council San Francisco Chapter

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