Nominations are open for the 2016 Lillywhite Award, the Employee Benefit Research Institute announced last week.
The deadline for entries is Dec. 31.
The award acknowledges work by investment management and employee benefits professionals and others who have had distinguished careers and whose service enhances Americans' economic security, according to information on EBRI's website.
“With this award, EBRI is recognizing the lifetime contributions of those who have brought innovation to the retirement and investment fields,” said EBRI CEO Harry Conaway.
The award is named after Ray Lillywhite, “a pioneer in the pension field who for decades guided state employee pension plans, and who helped found numerous professional organizations and educational programs,” the website says. Mr. Lillywhite “exemplified not only excellence but also innovation in lifelong achievements, teaching and learning.”
Mr. Lillywhite retired from Alliance Capital in 1992 after 55 years in the pension and investment field.
There have been 41 Lillywhite recipients dating back to 1993. Recent Lillywhite winners include:
- Christine C. Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement, 2015;
- Mary Nell Billings, director of global retirement programs for Hilton Worldwide, 2014;
- Larry D. Zimpleman, CEO of Principal Financial Group, 2013; and
- William F. Sharpe, STANCO 25 professor of finance, emeritus, Stanford University, and a Nobel laureate, 2012.
The award nomination form is available on EBRI's website.
The Lillywhite award will be presented at Pensions & Investments' East Coast Defined Contribution Conference, which is scheduled for March 19-21 in Miami.