PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 11

THE INAUGURAL PLANADVISER Industry Leaders Awards dinner and celebration, held in May
in New York City, honored advisers and the role they play in helping employers-and, ultimately,
participants-make choices that lead to a secure and dignified retirement. After all,
the road to financial security for most Americans is paved by employer-sponsored retirement
programs, with some help from payroll deferral and compounding. Advisers and consultants
continue to play a pivotal role in helping employers frame their retirement and financial wellness
benefits programs and in encouraging thousands, if not millions, of American workers to
reach their retirement goals.
Previously, PLANADVISER presented its awards at a joint annual dinner with PLANSPONSOR;
that event was paused for two years during the height of the pandemic. During
those two years, PLANADVISER celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Retirement Plan
Adviser of the Year Awards, the 10th anniversary of the Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list
and the 15th anniversary of PLANADVISER itself. The editorial team also spent time reimagining
the awards formats, rethinking entry criteria and what the awards should represent.
This made the team realize that it might be time to break away from the traditional PLANSPONSOR
and PLANADVISER dinner and celebrate advisers in their own forum. Many things
have changed in the retirement plan advisory industry since the last time we honored its
finest in person-and since the launch of PLANADVISER in 2006-but these professionals'
dedication to retirement plan success and participant financial security remains.
We at PLANADVISER and ISS offer our sincerest congratulations and thanks to the retirement
plan advisers, recordkeepers and investment managers-to all of the industry leaders-
we recognized that evening and that we showcase online and on the following pages. We're
privileged to be able to honor these leaders and be a partner in their efforts.
Vision Awards
PLANADVISER's 15th anniversary last year gave the editorial team a chance to reflect on the
tremendous changes that have occurred in the retirement plan services industry during the
brand's existence. Many insights emerged during this period, including a renewed appreciation
for the work of key individual leaders and change-makers who have played an outsized
role in shaping the retirement plan industry of today. With the Vision Awards, we aim to
celebrate those industry leaders who have propelled positive change and contributed to
strong retirement outcomes for the U.S. workforce.
This year, our inaugural awards were given to Bradford Campbell, former head of the
Employee Benefits Security Administration and a partner in Faegre Drinker, and to WIPN
- WE Inspire. Promote. Network. for the vision they bring to the retirement plan adviser
industry and to retirement policymaking.
Alison Cooke Mintzer;
Brian Morris, John
Manganaro; Elizabeth Brog,
Anton Brog; Justin Muni; and
Dave Kulchar, Deena Rini.
Photography by Anthony Collins May-June 2022 | 11

PLANADVISER -May/June 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PLANADVISER -May/June 2022

PLANADVISER Industry Leaders Awards
Paving the Way
2022 DCIO Survey
Fool's Gold for 401(k)s?
Design and Stability
A Collective Effort
Cryptocurrency In DC Plans
Real Estate Fund Investments
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Cover1
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Cover2
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 1
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 2
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 3
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 4
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 5
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 6
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 7
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 8
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 9
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - PLANADVISER Industry Leaders Awards
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 11
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 12
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 13
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 14
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 15
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 16
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 17
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 18
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 19
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Paving the Way
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 21
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 22
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 23
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 2022 DCIO Survey
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 25
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 26
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 27
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 28
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 29
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Fool's Gold for 401(k)s?
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 31
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 32
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 33
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Design and Stability
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 35
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - A Collective Effort
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 37
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - 38
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Cryptocurrency In DC Plans
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Real Estate Fund Investments
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Cover3
PLANADVISER -May/June 2022 - Cover4