The Plan Sponsor Council of America will present Anna M. Rappaport, president of Anna Rappaport Consulting, with its lifetime achievement award at its 70th annual national conference May 2-3 in Chicago.
The award, established by the PSCA in 2015, recognizes individuals who have contributed to the growth of the defined contribution plan industry over their careers.
Ms. Rappaport founded her own consulting firm in 2005 following a 28-year career at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where she was a principal and senior consultant at the time of her departure. She served as president of the Society of Actuaries in 1997 and was chairwoman of the Society of Actuaries Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks for 15 years. She also served on the ERISA Advisory Council at the Department of Labor from 2010 to 2012.
“Anna's commitment to and positive impact on retirement planning has not wavered in her 50 distinguished years of service,” said Tim Kohn, vice president and head of defined contribution service at Dimensional Fund Advisors, in a PSCA news release. Mr. Kohn nominated Ms. Rappaport for the award.
“I feel very very honored to have received this important award,” Ms. Rappaport said in an emailed statement. “I believe it shows that important people in industry are recognizing the importance of paying attention to retirement risks and to issues such as phased retirement, the needs of women and the impact of disability on retirement security.”
Prior winners of the award were Nancy Webman, longtime editor of Pensions & Investments, in 2016, and Karen Barnes, managing counsel for McDonald's Corp. and David G. Booth, co-founder, co-CEO and chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors, in 2015.