Get Involved. Join A Committee
Committee participation is a good way to keep up with new policies and regulatory changes reshaping the retirement market. Our committees provide a forum to discuss key issues with peers, learn from top industry experts and collaborate on common initiatives. 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.
Our issue-specific committees unify retirement leadership including: data security, communications and PR, 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.
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 Oversite 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.
Committee members work together to share prevention insights, trends and solve problems that face all financial services firms.
Focused on expanding adoption by exploring new products, operational changes, tech innovation and shared solutions.
Promotes retirement plan market principals, legislative initiatives and DC plan value to improve financial security for American workers.
Senior Operating Council
Supports member COO’s by identifying emerging trends and opportunities around industry efficiencies and new products.
TPA and Recordkeeper taskforce working together to develop industry standards for API’s between recordkeepers and TPAs.
Coordinating member firm efforts with government agencies on how best to tailor communications for diverse audiences.
Helps to set agendas for SPARK’s two annual conferences and quarterly Advisory Board meetings.
Want to learn more about our committees, contact Marlene Jung at email@example.com.
A Message From Our Committee Chairs
Doug Peterson, DSOB Chair
Snezana Zlatar, Financial Literacy Chair
Brendan Purcell, Fraud Prevention Chair
Mike Hadley, GRC Co-Chair
Chris Gaston, Privacy Co-Chair
Roberta Hess, PR Co-Chair
Larry McQuaid, Retirement Income Chair
Stephanie Stearman, SOC Co-Chair