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Complying with H.B. 1882: Continuing Education for Missouri Public Pension Board Members

H.B. 1882, signed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on June 20, 2014, added a requirement that each board member of a public retirement plan must attend at least six hours of continuing education each year on specified topics. 

Husch Blackwell is pleased to offer a full-day seminar in St. Louis in Kansas City on January 21, 2015, to meet these annual education requirements. Our attorneys will team up with actuarial and investment professionals from Ekon Benefits and Ekon Financial, and certified public accountants from RubinBrown to deliver an informative program. A special lunch presentation and Q&A session will feature Harry Otto, Deputy State Auditor at the Missouri State Auditor''s Office.

Seminar Topics

  • Survivor Benefits for Same Sex Couples, H.B. 1882 and Other Legal Updates
    Alan Kandel, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Actuarial Methods and Funding
    Keith Kowalczyk, Ekon Benefits 
  • Public Plan Investing
    Genelle Brakefield, TGPC, QPFC, Ekon Financial
  • GASB Financial Reporting Requirements for Pension Plans
    Kaleb Lilly, Partner, RubinBrown  
  • Missouri''s Sunshine Law: Compliance and Avoidance of Personal Liability
    Lowell Pearson, Partner, Husch Blackwell 
  • Lunch Presentation: Statewide Survey of Public Employee Retirement Systems in Missouri, Harry Otto, Deputy State Auditor 

Date and Time
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast 
8:45 am – 3:15 p.m. - Program (includes lunch) 

Husch Blackwell 
4801 Main Street 
10th floor, Sanders Room 
Kansas City, MO 64112 

Who Should Attend
Board members of Missouri public pension plans; elected officials with oversight responsibility for public retirement plans; staff who administer plans; advisors to Missouri public retirement plans; city attorneys

Seminar Cost
$95.00 per attendee 
(Full-day program, breakfast and lunch provided) 

Kansas City seminar registration or logistics: Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.
Public retirement plan questions: Contact Alan Kandel at 314.345.6463.
Continuing Education Credit
All attending pension board members will be provided a certificate of attendance. Missouri Continuing Legal Education credit is pending.


Alan H. Kandel


Lowell Pearson

Office Managing Partner