From the Leadership Council

By Kurt F. Piper, FSPA, MAAA, ASA • February 14, 2017 • 0 Comments
First, the Los Angeles Advanced Pension Conference was a great success. Many thanks to our conference committee and ARA staff who make these conferences possible. It never rains in Southern California, but the deluge neither dampened the enthusiasm nor watered down the technical content of the sessions.

Second, our Membership Committee is well on its way to organizing a membership drive at the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting in 2017. There will be a similar drive at the annual Western Benefits Conference, July 9-12, 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. I predict there will not be torrential rains in Mouse City. Anyone who is attending the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting in 2017 is encouraged to contact Richard Kutikoff or Judy Miller so that they can play a part, lesser or greater, in our efforts.

Third, even though nothing seems to be happening, we can see the bulge in the water, like a stealth submarine, of tax reform. I am confident that when it surfaces, we will see the employer-based retirement system and employee savings vehicles emerge relatively intact, thanks to our PAC and contacts on the Hill.

Finally, thanks to all of the ACOPA volunteers who are working on ACOPA committees and projects and on our members’ behalf with other organizations such as the American Academy of Actuaries, the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, our sister organization ASPPA, and elsewhere.