Presenter: Scott Barnett - Regional Vice President, Midwest Region for Empower Retirement
In his role, Scott is responsible for the distribution of core market retirement plans. Scott's 12 direct reports cover Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, western Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia. He joined the organization in 1983.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from the University of Illinois. He maintains FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 securities registrations.
Presenter: Joan McDonagh - Senior Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Empower Retirement
Joan McDonagh, who received a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 1985, practices law in the employee benefits area. She has worked for Great-West Financial® since 2004 and for its wholly owned subsidiary EMJAY Corporation since 1988. Joan's areas of expertise include ERISA compliance, with an emphasis on fiduciary requirements.
Joan is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and is on the Government Relations Committee of the Society of Professional Asset-Managers and Record Keepers (SPARK). In addition, she chairs the Public Policy Committee of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA). She is also a member and a past Vice President of Wisconsin Retirement Plan Professionals Ltd.
Joan has written numerous articles and has presented a variety of seminars on retirement plan issues. She is a co-author of the 401(k) Answer Book, part of the Aspen Publishers' Answer Book series.