Our Sponsors

The following Sponsors support the IPPFA at the sponsor level. In addition to providing services to our membership, they provide additional financial support for the IPPFA by underwriting the Illinois Pension Conference, MidAmerican Pension Conferences, the Annual Holiday Party and other operational expenses.

The Sponsor member receives one calendar year membership (January 1st through December 31st) in the association, admittance to all IPPFA events, registration for (4) people at the Illinois and MidAmerican Pension Conferences including booth space if desired, special event signage indicating your firms sponsorship of lunches, hospitality rooms or breaks, preference for teaching assignments at the Illinois Pension Conference, MidAmerican Pension Conferences and the Certified Trustee class preference for newsletter article space, free web link, access to certain information in the association’s data base, and a one-page ad in the yearly Illinois Penions Conference and MidAmerican Pension Conference directories.

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AndCo Consulting

Investment Consulting Firm

Jeff Kuchta 

AndCo Consulting – 225 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1545, Chicago, IL 60606

Mary Nye

AndCo Consulting – 4901 Vineland Rd., Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32811

C.S. McKee, L.P.

Investment Advisor

Jeffrey Davidek

Shane Nikolich

C.S. McKee, L.P. – 420 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., One Gateway Center, Suite 800, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Foster and Foster

Actuarial Service

Jason Franken

Allie Rysell

Foster and Foster – 184 Shuman Blvd., Suite 305 in Naperville, IL 60563

Graystone Consulting

Institutional Consultant

Thomas McShane

Graystone Consulting – 227 W. Monroe St., Suite 3400, Chicago IL 60606

Mary Tomanek

Graystone Consulting  – 111 S. Pfingsten Rd., Suite 200, Deerfield, IL 60015

Great Lakes Advisors, LLC

Money Manager

Kelly Weller

Larry Richey

Great Lakes Advisors, LLC – 231 South LaSalle, 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60604

IPPFA Benefits

457 Provider/Vema/Financial Education/Group Auto & Home Program

Joel Babbitt

IPPFA Benefits – 1701 E. Lake Ave., Suite 400, Glenview, Illinois 60025

Lauterbach and Amen, LLP

Accounting Firm

Sherry Lauterbach

Ronald J. Amen

Lauterbach & Amen, LLP – 668 N. River Road, Naperville, IL 60563

Legal & General Investment Management America

Investment Advisor

Shauna Lambright Conza

Sharon Rodney

Legal & General Investment Management America. – 71 S. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60606

Marquette Associates

Financial Consultant

Mike Piotrowski

Paul Marchese

Marquette Associates – 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3500 Chicago, IL 60601

MB Financial Bank

Investment Management

Robert Thompson

MB Financial Bank – 6111 North River Road, 8th Floor, Rosemont, IL 60018

Mesirow Financial Bank

Investment Management

Andy Pataky

Mesirow Financial Bank – 353 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

National Investment Services, Inc.

John Fremgen

Ray Caprio

National Investment Services, Inc. – 200 W. Madison Street, Suite 2900 Chicago, IL 60606

Nuveen Asset Management

Clint Doroff


Nuveen Asset Management – 901 Marquette Ave, Suite 2900, Minneapolis, MN 55402


Actuary & Employee Benefits

Nick Meggos

Mike Zurek

Nyhart – 8415 Allison Pointe Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46250

PFM Asset Management

Jason Palmer

Jeff Schroeder

PFM Asset Management – 222 N. LaSalle St., Suite 910 in Chicago, IL 60601

Pomerantz LLP

Attorneys at Law

Patrick Dahlstrom

Pomerantz LLP – 10 S. LaSalle, Suite # 3505, Chicago, IL 60603

Leigh Handelman Smollar

Pomerantz LLP – 10 S. LaSalle, Suite # 3505, Chicago, IL 60603

Robbins Arroyo LLP

Law Firm

Leonid Kandinov

Lauren Levi

Robbins Arroyo LLP – 600 B Street, # 1900, San Diego, CA 92101

Sawyer Falduto Asset Management, LLC

Investment Manager

John Falduto

Thomas Sawyer

Sawyer Falduto Asset Management, LLC – 589 S. York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Segall Bryant & Hamill

Clark Koerther

Phil Hildebrandt

Segall Bryant & Hamill – 540 W. Madison St., Suite 1900 in Chicago, IL 60661

Transamerican Retirement Solutions

457 Plan Provider

Kevin Fieldman

Transamerican Retirement Solutions – 230 West Monroe, Suite 1110, Chicago, IL 60606


Insurance and Investment Company

Tina Fletcher

Justin Patten

Ullico – 1625 Eye Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006

Wall Capital Group

Investment Management

David Wall

William Galgan

Wall Capital Group – 15 Spinning Wheel Rd, Suite 216B Hinsdale, IL 60521

Wolf Popper LLP

Securities Fraud Litigation

Chet Waldman

Joshua Ruthizer

Wolf Popper LLP – 845 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Zacks Investment Management

Money Management/Investment Advisor

Mari Cortez Cervantes

Scott Sprandel

Zacks Investment Management – 227 W. Monroe St., Suite 4350, Chicago, IL 60606

Zemenick and Walker, Inc.

Investment Advisors

John Johnson

Zemenick and Walker, Inc. – 8182 Maryland Ave, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63105