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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C.S. McKee, L.P.

Investment Advisor

Mark Gensheimer, President

Shane Nickolich

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

Foster and Foster

Actuarial Service

Jason Franken

Allie Rysell

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

Garcia Hamilton

Investment Manager

Yvette Duenas

Connie Davis

Garcia Hamilton– 1401 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

Great Lakes Advisors

Tom Beyna

Tom Kiley

  • Phone:  (312) 553-3719


Great Lakes Advisors – 231 S. Lasalle Street, 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

Labaton Sucharow

Securities Litigation Firm

Eric J. Belfi

Labaton Sucharow – 140 Broadway, New York, NY 10005

Lauterbach and Amen, LLP

Accounting Firm

Sherry Lauterbach

Ronald J. Amen

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

Lord Abbett

Polina Philip Herman

Kevin Dunphy


Lord Abbett –  90 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Marquette Associates

Financial Consultant

Mike Piotrowski

Paul Marchese

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

Nuveen Asset Management

Kitty Martin


Nuveen Asset Management – 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Principal Financial

Bill Grayson

Richard Pentz


Principal Financial– 625 Maryville Centre Drive, Suite 125, St. Louis, MO 63141

State Street Corporation

Investment Advisor

Joe Caticchio

John Rensink

State Street Corporation – 200 West Madison, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606


Insurance and Investment Company

Tina Fletcher

Justin Patten

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

Wolf Popper LLP

Securities Fraud Litigation

Chet Waldman

Joshua Ruthizer

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