Join A Committee & Make A Difference

Serving on a SPARK committee is the best way to stay informed on the many new policies and disruptions reshaping the retirement marketplace. They provide a forum to discuss emerging market issues, learn from top industry experts and collaborate on big ideas. What’s more, you’ll be actively involved in guiding projects and offering expertise, so you’ll have a direct hand in helping to shape America’s retirement.

The U.S. retirement system is undergoing profound changes. Our issue-specific committees unify retirement leadership including: data security, public relations, operations, consultants, advisors, recordkeepers, plan sponsors and other interested stakeholders who want to create a more robust and inclusive retirement system in America for future generations. Groups generally meet monthly or quarterly and participation is included with an Advisory Board membership.

Our Committees

Privacy Committee

Addressing the rapidly-changing environment around use of plan and participant data. Open to all members interested in privacy issues: legal, technical, product, consultants, plan sponsors, audit and advisors.

Government Relations Committee (GRC)

Our most active committee, GRC allows members to share views on legislative and regulatory issues and shape our retirement agenda. It also offers vital education through regular updates on legislative and regulatory topics.

Data Security Oversight Board (DSOB)

Formed to address cyber concerns, DSOB defines best practices and shares relevant ways to protect data and systems. It recognizes that an attack on any member creates reputational damage to the whole industry.

Senior Operating Council

Supporting COO member needs by identifing emerging trends and opportunities around industry efficiencies and new product offerings.

Public Relations Committee

Promotes retirement plan market principals, legislative initiatives and DC plan value to improve financial security for American workers.

Want to learn more about our committees, contact Marlene Jung at marlene@sparkinstitute.org.

A Message From Our Committee Chairs

Mike Hadley, GRC Committee Chairman