Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Schoolcraft College - VisTaTech Center
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

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Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.


Fiduciary Workshop - Best Practices

Please join us for a Fiduciary Workshop held at Schoolcraft College's VisTaTech Center.  Industry speakers will share their knowledge on timely topics in the retirement world.

8:00am - Continental Breakfast

8:30am - Welcome & Introductions

8:45am - Proving Prudence and Participant Loyalty: A Plan Committee Defends Itself

9:45am - Break

10:00am - Promoting Plan Success

10:30am - Inside the Minds of Plan Sponsors

11:00am - Break

11:15am - Ask the Attorney

11:45am - Lunch/Closing Remarks


*Limited seating due to social distancing guidelines

This information is for educational purposes only and not intended as authoritative guidance or tax or legal advice. Consult your attorney or tax advisor for guidance on your specific situation. In no way does advisor assure that, by using the information provided, plan sponsor will be in compliance with ERISA regulations. 



Proving Prudence and Participant Loyalty

Diane Gallagher
Vice President
American Century Investments

Diane originally joined American Century Investments in 1995 and developed communication programs for clients of J.P. Morgan/American Century Retirement Plan Services. Prior to returning to American Century in 2012, Diane was vice president, Retirement Insights for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Previously, she led product marketing for J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services and directed the participant communications and education department. Prior to 1995, Diane served as media relations manager for the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA). She also worked in Corporate Communications and Marketing for Sinai Health Care System in Detroit, Michigan. 

Diane earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Detroit. She is accredited by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and has earned many awards for her communication programs. She is a Board member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Hands & Hearts Auxiliary for Children's Mercy Hospital and the Center for Practical Bioethics. A 2019 graduate of the Greater KC Chamber's Centurions Leadership Program, she is Past-President of the Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and currently serves on its Advisory Board. In 2007, Diane was named one of Kansas City's "40 Under 40" leaders by Ingram's magazine. A frequent financial services industry speaker, she holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. 


Promoting Plan Success


Jason M. Welch, AIF, ChSNC
Vice President/CCO
WWK Investments

Mr. Welch has more than 25 years of investment experience. He served as the Chief Compliance Officer of a registered broker/dealer for over 20 years. Jason graduated with honors from Michigan State University with a B.A. Degree in Finance. He has earned two post-graduate designations. In 2004, he earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies (AIF). Mr. Welch also earned the Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC) designation from the American College in 2020. Jason and his wife Melissa reside in Northville, Michigan with their four children. 


Inside the Minds of Plan Sponsors

Greg Handrahan, AIF
Director, Institutional Retirement Specialist
Alliance Bernstein

Mr. Handrahan deliverse in-depth research, carefully developed investment solutions and communications implementation support to plan sponsors and their consultants in the Midwest United States. 

Prior to joining AB in early 2011, Greg was the Director of Retirement Services of an LPL Financial branch outside of Orlando, FL. He oversaw all aspects of the implementation and on-going management for their retirement plan clients. Preceding this he held multiple positions in the financial services industry including a position on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and a financial statement analyst position. In 2009 Greg earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. Greg holds a BA in international business from Rollins College and an MBA from NYU Stern with coursework at University of Chicago Booth. He holds series 7, 66 and IL Health, Life and Variable Annuity Insurance licenses. 

Ask the Attorney 


Thomas L. Shaevsky 
Butzel Long

Thomas L. Shaevsky is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1992, magna cum laude, The Order of the Coif; Michigan Law Review: Contributing Editor), and the University of Michigan (B.A., with high distinction, Angell Scholar, 1989). Immediately following law school graduation, Mr. Shaevsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Feikens of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. 

Mr. Shaevsky practices in the area of employee benefits. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits Law) and named a 2013 Employee Benefits Law Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine. He advises large multinational corporations, physicians and other professional practices, hospitals and other nonprofit employers, as well as individuals, on compliance and planning issues pertaining to a wide range of retirement, pension and welfare plan issues. His experience includes counseling on fiduciary duty compliance, prohibited transaction avoidance and correction, reporting and disclosure issues, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, QDROs, as well as COBRA, HIPAA, and other benefits issues. Mr. Shaevsky represents clients undergoing IRS and U.S. Department of Labor audits. 

Mr. Shaevsky is a past Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and a past Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Employee Benefits Conference. Mr. Shaevsky is also a member of the American Bar Association (taxation section). He has served as an appointed member of the West Bloomfield Township Wetland Review Board, and he previously served as an assistant cub scout den leader (pack 1039). 

Mr. Shaevsky is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where he teaches employee benefits law. Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Shaevsky was engaged as in-house counsel to Comerica Bank's Institutional Trust Department, counseling and advising business owners and managers with regard to retirement plan issues and general compliance issues. He has assisted with the formulation of a multitude of business decisions and policies. He has counseled charter schools on a variety of educational and governmental compliance issues. He also has experience counseling public entities on Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and conflict of interest issues. 


There is no cost for attending this event.  Event not sponsored by Schoolcraft College.

Jason Welch is a registered representative with, and securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. All entities mentioned are not affiliated with LPL Financial or WWK Investments.

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