For over 30 years the IPPFA has offered Public Pension Trustees the best and latest in trustee training. With the recent far reaching changes in pension law and with the difficult challenges yet to come, the IPPFA strives to prepare pension trustees for the future. Please join us for Training in Ethics, Investment Procedures, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Legal and Legislative Updates, and much, much more and all with nationally renowned speakers.

The IPPFA rate is $150.00 per night, Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria, Illinois hotel guests get more with every stay, like free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary appetizers and beverages at the nightly Evening Reception and every room is a two-room suite with free parking.

Overflowing Accommodation:  Holiday Inn & Suites East Peoria

All you need to do is click on the link and you will be taken directly to the Holiday Inn website.  From this point, you just need to enter your arrival and departure dates and then click on the Check Availability button.  This will pull the rooms and rates directly from IPPFA contracted block.

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Keynote Speakers:

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza

Susana A. Mendoza was elected Illinois Comptroller on November 8, 2016. She became the first Hispanic to ever run for and win a statewide office in Illinois as a Democrat.  Prior to her statewide election, she made history by becoming the first woman ever elected as Chicago City Clerk. Under Mendoza’s leadership, more than 1.3 million Chicago City Vehicle Sticker customers were shifted from an inefficient and archaic seasonal sales program to Year-Round Sales. The new system, modeled after the Illinois Secretary of State’s license plate renewal program, resulted in millions of dollars of new revenue and vastly improved customer service at a lower cost to taxpayers. The program was awarded a 2015 “Bright Idea Award” from Harvard University.

Gordon Telfer, Nuveen Asset Management

Gordon is a client portfolio manager for the U.S. equity group, focusing on global equities. In this role, he works with portfolio managers to develop and communicate information about each strategy’s investment team, process and performance to institutional, retail and defined contribution analysts and advisers.  Gordon began working in the financial industry in 1986. He joined Nuveen Asset Management in 2012 as a client portfolio manager representing the firm’s global equity strategies. Prior to joining the firm, he was a managing director and director of global equities for RBC Global Asset Management. In this role, Gordon was responsible for managing the large-, mid-, small- and micro-cap equity teams and providing investment solutions to U.S. and international clients. He was also a member of RBC’s Investment Strategy Committee, which formulated macro investment strategies, and worked closely with the firm’s CIO to evaluate and adopt investment best practices. In addition, Gordon served at RBC as a portfolio manager on the large- and mid-cap growth equity team.

Previously, he worked at Alliance Capital Management as a senior portfolio manager with its large-cap growth team and a member of the company’s investment policy group. Gordon was also a senior vice president and global strategist at Scudder Kemper Investments. He began his career in the financial industry at Murray Johnstone International in Glasgow, Scotland.  Gordon has spoken at numerous regional and national conferences on various portfolio management topics and has frequently appeared on business programs on CNBC. A native of Glasgow, he earned a Stock Exchange Diploma from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.