11:30 a.m. Check in/Welcome
11:40 a.m. Lunch
12:10 - 1:10 p.m. Presentation
Session one: 60 minutes
Please join us for Trends in Cybersecurity. Patricia McGinity, Head of Cybersecurity Communications, will offer best practices to gain insight for improving data security and describe Empower’s approach to these issues.
In addition, she will also include some unique protection measures recently enacted.
- Actionable information for improving data security.
- Discussion on Cybersecurity and how it has emerged as a critical issue for financial services firms as well as small business owners.
- Our obligation to protect client data for reasons such as regulatory compliance, protecting a firm’s reputation, and avoiding the costs of damage repair.
- A clear understanding not only regarding the key threats facing your clients right now, but also the most common and necessary fraud prevention and client protection measures.
Session two: two 20 minute sessions
- Industry Consolidation and what you & your clients need to know
- Planisphere, prospecting tool:
Please join us for an exclusive 401(k) Prospecting & Plan Retention Strategies Event. During our session we will discuss NEW targeted sale strategies that can improve win/retention rates. These targeted sales strategies include tools designed to help you easily refine your prospecting efforts, tailor your approach, and ultimately gain an advantage over the competition. We will review new tools that leverage plan-level intelligence to make a more meaningful introduction and help you better prepare for your finals meeting.
About our Speakers:
Trish McGinity is Head of Cybersecurity Communications for Empower Retirement. In her role, she delivers high-level security and technology presentations on the Empower cybersecurity program and related technology advancements to prospective, new and existing clients as well as Empower associates, including members of the executive leadership team.
Trish joined Empower in 2020 and has 22 years of cybersecurity experience.
Trish holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University. She currently maintains the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) from the Cloud Security Alliance.
Sean E. Miller National Accounts Director Sean Miller is a National Accounts Director for Empower Retirement. In his role, he helps create and maintain loyalty among top third-party administrators (TPAs) through ongoing business planning activities and works with local teams to grow and develop TPA sales. Sean joined the organization in 1998 and has also worked at MassMutual. Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the Westfield State College. He currently maintains the FINRA Series 6 securities registration and the Series 63 state securities license and holds FINRA Series 7 credentials. Sean also holds Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) credentials as well as Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) and Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), and he holds producer life, variable annuities and variable life insurance licenses in Connecticut.
Pat Forde is a Regional Sales Director for Empower. In his role, he collaborates with advisors, third-party administrators, registered investment advisers and other distribution sources in eastern Pennsylvania to help them succeed and grow their retirement practices. He also combines his extensive industry knowledge and experience with Empower’s product suite to create compelling solutions that win in the marketplace. Pat joined the organization in 1986 and rejoined in 2006. He has also worked for insurance companies, an institutional money manager and a mutual fund company and is a former principal of a third-party recordkeeper and an investment advisory firm. Pat holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond. He currently maintains the FINRA Series 6 securities registration and the Series 63 state securities license and holds applicable life insurance licenses.
Marc Abruzzese is a Regional Sales Director for Empower. In his role, he is responsible for partnering with advisors, third-party administrators, registered investment advisers and other distribution sources in eastern Pennsylvania to help them succeed and grow their retirement practices. Marc joined the organization in 2005 and has 29 years of experience in the retirement plan services industry. Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Lehigh University. He currently maintains the FINRA Series 6 securities registration and the Series 63 state securities license and holds applicable life insurance licenses.
This program has been approved for 1 ASPPA /NAPA/NTSA CE credits.