Initiative on Financial Security to Hold Congressional Briefing on Lifelong Retirement Policy

January 24, 2011

Contact: Raymond O’ Mara
Senior Associate
The Aspen Institute

What: A Congressional briefing hosted by the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security (Aspen IFS) on ‘Making it Last: Workable Solutions for Lifelong Retirement Policy.’ The briefing will highlight the opportunities and challenges that face policymakers working towards solutions to help more Americans manage their nest-eggs through retirement. Panelists will discuss how America’s private retirement system arrived at this moment, efforts going forward at the United States Department of Labor and Treasury Department to respond to the changing landscape, and the issues that must still be addressed to ensure a robust, consumer-oriented policy for lifelong income products.

When: Tuesday, January 25, 12:00-1:30pm.


Lisa Mensah, Executive Director, Aspen IFS (moderator)
Jeffrey Cimini, President, Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company
Cindy Hounsell, President, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy, U.S. Treasury Department
Jamie Kalamarides, Senior Vice President, Prudential Retirement
Pamela Perun, Policy Director, Aspen IFS
David Wray, President, Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562, Washington, DC 


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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