2014 WCOA Annual Conference

Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants

23nd Annual Conference

May 19, 2014

American Family Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin

The 23nd Annual Conference began with registration and a continental breakfast. There were 78 registered participants and 8 guests. The presenters handouts are available online below. Minutes of the presentations were not taken. Conference Vice Chair Jerold Vreeland welcomed the participants, opened the conference and introduced the presenters.

Robert Conlin, Secretary, Department of Employee Trust Funds.
The Wisconsin Retirement System and ETF
The Evolving Pension Landscape
Legislation Relating to the WRS
Modernization Update

Bob Willett, Chief Trust Finance Officer, Employee Trust Funds.
Post-Retirement Annuity Adjustments - WRS Annuitant Experience
Annuity Increase Projections
New Pension Accounting Standards

WCOA produced: “A Program in Balance: The Wisconsin Retirement System

Blair Testin Awards
Mel Sensenbrenner & Steve Werner

Dr. Karen Holden, Professor Emeritus
La Follette School of Public Affairs, U W Madison
The Demography Around Us
Population: Births and Deaths
Baby Boomers and Aging
Labor Force

Michael Williamson, Executive Director
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
SWIB’s Job: Make Money, Manage Risk, Control Cost
Performance vs. “The Market”
Reduce Volatility
Staffing and Compensation

2014 Conference Presentors Powerpoint Presentations

A Special Thanks to photographer John Hanrahan