Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Lifelong Retirement Policy

April 12, 2011

Contact: Raymond O’ Mara
Senior Associate
The Aspen Institute

Title: Savings to Last a Lifetime: The Changing Needs of American Retirees

What: A roundtable conversation hosted by The Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS). Roundtable participants, including consumer advocates, pension experts, industry leaders, and policymakers, will cover the transition from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) plans and the resulting opportunities and challenges to improve retirement security in today’s changing landscape. The event is hosted in conjunction with the National Retirement Planning Week®.

When: Friday, April 15, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Featured Discussants:

Lisa Mensah, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (moderator)

Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Treasury Department

Michael Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Where: 1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 10th Floor, Washington Room, Washington DC 20036

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


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