Retirement Plan Advisors’ Zach Karas Joins 2017 NAGDCA Planning Committee

RPA Principal to join defined contribution plan sponsors in organizing annual event | November 1, 2016

CHICAGO, IL – Retirement Plan Advisors (RPA) Principal Zach Karas has been invited to join the Planning Committee for the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administration (NAGDCA) 2017 Annual Conference.

Each year NAGDCA hosts this event to engage and support its members with educational programs focused on creating success in participant outcomes; topics addressed include participation rates, income replacement rates, and plan governance.

Karas will join state and local government plan sponsors and service providers of Section 457, 401(k), 403(b), and other defined contribution plans to coordinate the 2017 Annual Conference.

“The NAGDCA Annual Conference is a fantastic opportunity to discuss and learn about the issues and needs facing public sector plan sponsors,” Karas said. “As part of the Planning Committee, RPA will help create an event that addresses their current and future concerns, drawing on our many years of experience working in the deferred compensation/defined contribution space.”

“We are pleased to help plan such an important event in the world of public sector retirement,” said Joshua Schwartz, President of RPA. “As a leading provider of public sector retirement programs, RPA looks forward to the opportunity to create discussions and education programs on key issues plan sponsors face.”

The 2017 NAGDCA Annual Conference will be held September 24-27, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI.


NAGDCA is a professional organization made up of the deferred compensation/defined contribution plan administrators from the 50 states and over 100 local governments and entities, as well as the private industry plan providers. NAGDCA is an organization in which the members work together to improve government defined contribution plans through a sharing of information on investments, marketing, administration and laws relating to public sector deferred compensation/defined contribution plans.


A Federally Registered Investment Advisor, Retirement Plan Advisors specializes in providing plan design, consulting services, and investment advice to public sector employers and employees. With offices in Chicago and Missouri, RPA currently serves over 600 governmental retirement plans with $3.5 billion in plan assets.