Approximately 50 defined contribution plan executives were nominated for the third annual Innovator Awards, sponsored by Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.
Fifteen judges read the nomination forms and supporting documents in a process that was conducted online. Their scores were tallied and results were distributed. Judges then met via conference call to select the winners.
The 11 outside judges were:
nGayLynn Bath, deferred compensation manager, Oregon Savings Growth Plan, Salem;
nJulia Durand, former deferred compensation plan manager, San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System;
nJaime Erickson, executive director, retirement benefit plans, global benefits, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Philadelphia;
nJennifer Flodin, co-founder and chief operating officer, Plan Sponsor Advisors, Chicago;
nKevin Hanney, director of pension investments, United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Conn.
nAlisa Hunt, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based benefits director, Kimberly-Clark Corp.;
nMarla Kreindler, Chicago-based partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP;
nChristopher Lyon, partner, Rocaton Investment Advisors, Norwalk, Conn.;
nJamie McAllister, Chicago-based vice president and defined contribution consultant at Callan Associates;
nKeith Overly, executive director, Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program, Columbus; and
nWilliam Ryan, director of client relations services in the office of the chief investment officer of the regents of the University of California, Oakland. n