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“20 in 21” Features 20 Sessions Covering Critical Topics
Affecting the Insured Retirement Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is hosting a virtual conference featuring twenty concise presentations on critical topics affecting the retirement income industry. IRI’s 20 in 21 conference will occur every Wednesday from April 14 – May 5.

Registration is open to IRI members for $499 and to non-members for $699. Complimentary registration is available for financial advisors.

“We’re offering a unique experience to our members and others in the insured retirement industry with twenty sessions focused on the important issues, challenges, and opportunities in 2021,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI President and CEO. “Our sessions are organized as concise presentations in an interview-style format to spark discussion and inspiration. We have speakers at the forefront of legislative and regulatory policy, economic issues, diversity, equity and inclusion, product and marketing trends, and more.”

Conference speakers include representatives of IRI members, government, academia, media, and business and association leaders. Confirmed speakers include:

David Altmaier
NAIC President & Florida
Insurance Commissioner

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.
President and CEO

Robert W. Cook
President & CEO

Catherine Collinson
CEO and President Transamerica Institute and Transamerica
Center for Retirement Studies


John Kennedy
Executive Vice President
Lincoln Financial
Lincoln Financial Distributors
IRI Board Chair

Paula Nelson
Co-Head & Managing Director Individual Markets
Global Atlantic Financial Group
IRI Board Secretary/Treasurer

Sara Eisen
“Closing Bell” Co-Anchor

Susan Neely
President and CEO

Eric Pan
President & CEO
Investment Company Inst.


Hester M. Peirce
U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission

Kate Shattuck
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry

Kate O’Neill
Strategist and Futurist
KO Insights

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)
U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.)
U.S. House of Representatives

Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur
Harvard University

Joseph M. Vaughan
Senior Diversity and Inclusion
Policy Advisor
U.S. House Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion

Matthew Josefowicz
President & CEO

Professor Mauro Guillen
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Don Neal
Founder and CEO
360 Live Media

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
U.S. Senate

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
U.S. Senate


 To register for the conference and to view the agenda, visit

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 Contact: Dan Zielinski    


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