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WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting: Beyond K: What Other Employee Benefits are Occupying our Clients' Attention?

  • April 09, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Hyatt Regency, Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA


  • Chapter Sponsor Passes must be obtained ahead of time to use this registration type. Please check with your Chapter Sponsor representative.
  • This registration is only for paid registrants that have a unique code that allows you to bring one non-member guest to this event.

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WP&BC San Francisco Chapter Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Beyond K: What Other Employee Benefits are Occupying our Clients' Attention?
Three Topics: ESOPs / Non-Qual Plans / Health Benefits

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero (San Francisco)
5 Embarcadero Center (Market St. at Drumm)
San Francisco, CA 
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Registration and Networking
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Program
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Social Hour

Three presentations in one!

What's new with Employee Stock Ownership Plans?

Karen Ng is in the San Francisco office of Nixon Peabody LLP, where she focuses in ERISA and employee benefits matters with an emphasis on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). She has extensive experience with the design, implementation and administration of ESOPs, pension plans, profit sharing plans and 401(k) plans and advises clients with respect to the structuring of ESOP transactions involving both closely held and publicly traded companies.

Joseph Kim, Solium, is Director, Corporate Solution - Channel Sales.
Over 10 years working in the Financial services industry primarily focused in Wholesaling and National Key Accounts.  Joined Solium in 2014 and is responsible for managing and developing partner, broker dealer, and retirement relationships.  Solium (TSX: SUM) provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, financial reporting and global tax, regulatory and compliance.   Through innovative SaaS technology, we power efficient and accurate plan administration and equity transactions for more than 3000 global clients, including enterprise, mid and small market companies, in addition to providing services to private companies of all sizes.

What are the Trends in Non-Qualified Plans?

Since 1999, Jason Stephens has worked for CAPTRUST Financial Advisors as a director and practice leader, responsible for advisory services to executive nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Jason actively consults with clients regarding nonqualified plan design, financing, administration, investments and participant education. Jason heads the team responsible for the oversight and management of all nonqualified plan portfolios. An ERISA technical expert, Jason spent 10 years helping qualified plan sponsors solve similar issues before taking over leadership of the Nonqualified Executive Benefits team. He earned the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation through the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and the Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®) designation through the Institute of Business & Finance. Jason also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jason received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

What's New in Health Benefits?

Ryan Koch, Partner at Moss Adams, has been practicing public accounting since 2001, primarily serving employee benefit plans and venture funds. He specializes in all aspects of employee benefit plan audits, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, health and welfare plans, and SEC Form 11-K filing requirements. Ryan has presented at regional and national conferences as an employee benefit plan audit authority advising plan sponsors, plan advisors, and other CPAs on topics such as audit compliance, fiduciary responsibility, and overall best practices.


Following the Program: Stay for the social hour immediately following the program - discuss issues raised during the program, catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

FREE PASSES - Chapter Sponsors may use their free member tickets and guest passes for this meeting. Advance registration is required - email names to

REGISTER EARLY to secure your place. The cost is $45 for WP&BC Members, $85 for Non-members, if you register in advance. At the door, the cost is $55 for WP&BC members, $95 for Non-members (space permitting). No refunds after April 6, but substitutions are permitted at any time.

CONTINUING EDUCATION - CEUs are available for ASPPA, CPAs, Actuaries and Attorneys. The WP&BC San Francisco Chapter is a State Bar of California approved provider.

Easy ways to register: WEBSITE - your credit card number is secure (or you can register and send in a payment by check) when you register online.

Note: For your security we do not maintain credit card information in the office. To pay by credit card, you must register via the website. Confirmation receipts are generated immediately. NOTE: credit card charges will appear on your statement as "Governing Board," the WPBC Governing Board of Presidents.

Questions? Contact our office at (415) 730-5479 or email

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

Frank McDonald, MBA, Chapter Administrator


Western Pension and Benefits Council - San Francisco Chapter
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 211
Sacramento, CA 95815-4608

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