Aspen Institute to Hold Congressional Briefing on Strengthening the Savings System

March 3, 2014

Contact: Andrew Key
The Aspen Institute


Featuring Congressmen Richard Neal, Thomas Petri, and Joseph Crowley

What: This Congressional briefing on retirement savings policy will focus on federal policies that expand workplace savings coverage, encourage more savings from childhood to retirement, prevent a retirement income crisis, and build wealth and ownership. 

Title: Working Towards a Secure Retirement: Strengthening our Nation’s Savings System


Congressman Richard E. Neal (D-MA)
Congressman Thomas E. Petri (R-WI) 
Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
J. Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy
Lisa Mensah, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute’s Initiative on Financial Security
Judy Miller, Director of Retirement Policy, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)
Edmund F. Murphy III, Chief of Defined Contribution, Putnam Investments
Eric Stevenson, Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Nationwide Retirement Solutions 

When: Tuesday, March 4, 12:00-2:00pm

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318

The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) is a leading policy program dedicated to helping bring about the policies and financial products that enable all Americans to save, invest, and own. Aspen IFS strives to bring together a diverse cross-section of thought- leaders  from  the  financial  services  sector,  the  public  policy  arena,  and  consumer  advocate networks to identify market-based solutions for a savings society. For more information about Aspen IFS and its work, please visit

The Aspen Institute’s mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit


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