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Continuing Education for Trustees of Missouri Public Retirement Plans November 7, 2017 - St. Louis

November 7, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Husch Blackwell is pleased to offer an all-day seminar to meet pension trustees’ annual education requirements in Kansas City on November 2 and in St. Louis on November 7.

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 speakers from Missouri LAGERS.


  • Fiduciary Requirements for Trustees and Other Legal Updates
    Alan H. Kandel, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Actuarial Methods and Funding
    Keith Kowalczyk, Ekon Benefits
  • Public Plan Investing
    Genelle M. Brakefield, TGPC, QPFC, Ekon Financial
  • GASB Financial Reporting Requirements for Pension Plans
    Chester Moyer, Partner, RubinBrown (Kansas City)
    Ted Williamson, Partner, RubinBrown (St. Louis)
  • Missouri''s Sunshine Law: Compliance and Avoidance of Personal Liability
    Donna Wilson Peters, Attorney, Husch Blackwell (Kansas City)
    R. Ryan Harding, Partner, Husch Blackwell (St. Louis)
  • Pension Plans: Past, Present and Future
    Robert Wilson, Executive Secretary, LAGERS (Kansas City)
    Jeff Kempker, Assistant Executive Secretary, Member Services, LAGERS (St. Louis)

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. – Registration 
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. – Program

Charles F. Knight Conference Center
Washington University in St. Louis 
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

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.

Continuing Education Credit
All attending pension board members will be provided a certificate of attendance. Missouri continuing legal education credit is pending.

Seminar Cost
$95 per attendee (Includes full-day program, breakfast and lunch)

St. Louis seminar registration or logistics: Contact Pam Clark at 314.345.6648.
Public retirement plan questions: Contact Alan Kandel at 314.345.6463.


R. Ryan Harding

Senior Counsel

Alan H. Kandel