Events

The San Francisco Chapter holds Brown Bag Lunch  Meetings, Field Trips, Chapter Meetings, and a Spring Conference in San Francisco. All registration is online. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received five (5) business days prior to an event are eligible for a refund. Substitutions are welcomed at any time. Thank you for understanding our need for a cancellation policy due to our commitments for meeting rooms and food and beverage. 

Upcoming Events 

    • June 19, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • SPUR Urban Center - 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, California
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    2018 SPRING CONFERENCE

     Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    SPUR Urban Center - 654 Mission Street


    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Registration

    12:30 p.m. - Lunch / General Session / Keynote Speaker

    1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - 2 Break-out Sessions / 4 Speakers

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Reception / Networking

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Laraine McKinnon, CEO, LMC17

    Laraine McKinnon, CEO, LMC17  Laraine McKinnon is a retirement readiness strategist specializing in defined contribution plans. Laraine spent 23 years at BlackRock and predecessor firms Barclays Global Investors and Wells Fargo Nikko, where good fortune landed her as one of the first investors in target date funds. Laraine has since worked with hundreds of plan sponsors across the country to help them redesign their 401(k) to deliver better outcomes in retirement - and in doing so has helped millions of employees save billions of dollars. Laraine serves on the Advisory Board of Betterment for Business, a leading robo-advisor, as Advisor to Emtrain, a CultureTech company bringing diversity, bias training and sexual harassment prevention to the modern workplace, and as President of The CLUB Silicon Valley, where she also runs an incubator for women's leadership.

    Breakout Session Speakers

    Michael Davis - Vice President, T. Rowe Price

    Michael Davis is Head of U.S. Institutional Defined Contribution Plan Specialists for Global Investment Services (GIS), the organization responsible for the firm's institutional business worldwide. In this role, he leads the team responsible for expanding the firm's reach and strategic engagement capabilities in the U.S. institutional defined contribution investment-only (DCIO) segment. He is a member of the GIS leadership team and plays a key role in guiding the group's U.S. DCIO strategy. Mr. Davis is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

    Mr. Davis has 24 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mr. Davis spent 17 years with J.P. Morgan, where he ultimately became managing director and head of the western U.S. region for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In 2009, he was appointed deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration. After four years at the DOL, he joined Prudential Financial as senior vice president and head of stable value and later served as director of institutional client relationships at Calvert Investments.

    Brad Huss - Trucker Huss, APC

    Brad Huss has been practicing in the employee benefits field for forty years, and his practice is primarily in the areas of ERISA litigation, fiduciary responsibility matters, qualified pension and profit sharing plans and Department of Labor investigations.

    Brad has been listed by Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and ERISA Litigation continually since 1995 and was name Lawyer of the Year for 2013 in ERISA Litigation in San Francisco. Brad has been listed as a Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in San Francisco by Super Lawyers since 2004. Brad has also been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Attorneys" in Northern California in 2007-2009 and 2013-2018.

    Klaus Placke - Department of Labor

    Klaus Placke is the Acting Regional Director for the San Francisco Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).  In this capacity, he manages the Civil Enforcement program and the Outreach, Education and Technical Assistance program.  Mr. Placke started with the agency in 1998 as an Investigator where he conducted high profile civil investigations concerning prohibited transactions, self-dealing, and prudence violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as well as criminal investigations involving embezzlement and fraud perpetrated on pension and health plans.  During his career with EBSA, he held a variety of management positions including Deputy Regional Director, Associate Regional Director, Supervisory Investigator, and Senior Advisor for Criminal Investigations.  Prior to working for EBSA, Mr. Placke’s investigative experience included Medicare and Medicaid fraud, welfare fraud, and child support enforcement.  

    Tiffany Santos - Trucker Huss, APC

    Tiffany Santos counsels employers and plan sponsors on all aspects of their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, Section 125 cafeteria plans, onsite health clinics, accountable care organizations and qualified retirement plans.

    She assists clients, including corporate entities, multiemployer plans and public association plans, with compliance matters (Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, onsite clinics, FMLA and sick leave ordinance interplay with employee benefits, Medicare, and state insurance law); administrative and plan design issues; plan, SPD and amendment drafting; IRS submissions; IRS and DOL investigations; and the review and negotiation of service provider agreements, including investment manager agreements. Tiffany frequently makes presentations on health plan matters, including health care reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010), HIPAA, COBRA, and cafeteria plans, and on investment-related matters, including ERISA’s impact on alternative investments.

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Past events

May 09, 2018 SF Chapter Field Trip: Bluxome Street Winery
April 19, 2018 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting - Ask the Retirement Experts
February 01, 2018 WP&BC SF "Industry Networking" Event
December 07, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting (Topics: Fiduciary Rule and Tax Reform) and Holiday Event
November 14, 2017 November 14 - WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: We'll Save you a Seat at the Mortality Table Part II
November 08, 2017 SF Chapter Field Trip: San Francisco Opera
October 10, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: The Convergence of Health and Wealth-Unlocking the Power of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
July 09, 2017 2017 Western Benefits Conference
June 15, 2017 WP&BC SF "Membership Appreciation" Event
May 25, 2017 May 25 - WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Not for Nothing: IRS Issues Proposed New Guidelines on Not for Profit Deferred Comp Plans
May 18, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco 2017 Spring Conference
April 26, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: The Impact of a Non-Retirement Ready Workforce
April 13, 2017 SF Chapter Field Trip: DaDA Bar
March 16, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: ACA Update Implications of Repeal and Replace
January 19, 2017 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: 2017 Legal and Legislative Update for Employee Benefit Plans
November 10, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: California Secure Choice
October 18, 2016 WP&BC SF "Field Trip" - Recology Tour of San Francisco
September 22, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Creative Solutions Addressing Well-Being
July 14, 2016 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Underfunded Multi-Employer Plans-Are They Running Out of Options?
May 19, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco 2016 Spring Conference
April 26, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Low Interest Rates; Myths and Misconceptions
April 12, 2016 WP&BC SF "Field Trip" - City Hall
March 22, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: What's in Your Toolbox to Help You De-Risk?
February 25, 2016 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: The Auditors Are Coming! How to Prepare for Audit Season
January 21, 2016 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting - Legislative Update
November 10, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Addressing Risk in Retirement Plans
October 07, 2015 Western Pension & Benefits Council: Silicon Valley Fall Conference
September 15, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Current Market Trends and Economic Outlook
August 27, 2015 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: The ACA is Here to Stay and Compliance is Mandatory!
June 09, 2015 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Data Breach Dynamite!
June 02, 2015 WP&BC SF "Field Trip": Wells Fargo History Museum
May 13, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco 2015 Spring Conference
May 12, 2015 WP&BC SF Fleece Wear
April 29, 2015 WP&BC SF "Membership Appreciation" Event
April 09, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Beyond K: What Other Employee Benefits are Occupying our Clients' Attention?
March 25, 2015 2015 Silicon Valley Spring Conference
March 19, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: How Financial Wellness Programming Can Help Plan Sponsors Improve Employee's Lives
March 06, 2015 WP&BC SF "Field Trip": Grand Central Station of the West!
January 14, 2015 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Looking Back and Looking Forward: How to Position Your Benefit Plans in 2015
January 08, 2015 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: We're Saving you a Seat at the Mortality Table
November 05, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Industry Perspectives: A Discussion with Service Providers
October 30, 2014 WP&BC SF "Field Trip": SF PUC Headquarters
October 23, 2014 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Cash Balance Redux: Final Regulations on Hybrid Plans
September 24, 2014 Silicon Valley Fall Conference
September 16, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Pension Nuggets
July 10, 2014 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Law Firms and Retirement Plans
May 22, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco 2014 Spring Conference
May 08, 2014 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Government Pensions: A Citizen's Perspective
April 07, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting with The Commonwealth Club: Money for Life
March 19, 2014 2014 Silicon Valley Spring Conference: Employee Benefits - Today and Beyond
March 11, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Pension Nuggets
January 22, 2014 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Washington & Regulatory Update
January 15, 2014 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Proxy Season 2014: Trends & Issues
November 12, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Health & Welfare Benefits: PPACA Panel Discussion
October 02, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: General Counsel Perspectives
September 18, 2013 Silicon Valley Fall Conference
September 13, 2013 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Open Forum on Open Enrollment
August 22, 2013 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Supreme Court Speaks on DOMA - Now What?
June 26, 2013 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Health Care Reform - What's on Your Mind?
May 02, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Spring Conference
April 18, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Overview of the VFCP
March 27, 2013 Silicon Valley Spring Conference -“Adding More Light to Your Benefits World”
March 13, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Pension Nuggets
February 07, 2013 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: The Impact of the Recent Elections/Legislative Update
November 14, 2012 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: An Emerging Concern: CyberCrime and the Employee Retirement Plan
September 21, 2012 WP&BC SF Brown Bag Lunch: Pension Funding Target Rates and Map 21 Changes
September 19, 2012 Silicon Valley Fall Conference
September 13, 2012 WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Special Guest: Ted Benna (Father of the 401K Plan)
Western Pension & Benefits Council San Francisco Chapter


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