Sunday, April 15, 2018

29th Annual Conference

Start Date: 4/15/2018 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 4/18/2018 1:00 PM CST

Venue Name: South Padre Island Convention Centre

7355 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX  United States  78597

Organization Name: TEXPERS

Phone: (713) 622-8018

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Monday, April 16 

24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker; 9/11/01: The White House
A Crisis Leadership and Decision Making Presentation

Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Darling
United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

On September 11th 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Darling was working in the White House Military Office and was initially tasked to coordinate airlift assets for the President’s evacuation to an undisclosed site.  However, he was quickly recruited to provide his military expertise and became a liaison between the Vice President, National Security Advisor and the Pentagon.  During the next 24 hours he received real time information from numerous government agencies and worked directly with the National Command Authority to respond to the terrorist attacks.  Lieutenant Colonel Darling witnessed firsthand the enormity of the crisis leadership decisions that were made that day on behalf of all Americans.  

Sunday Morning Workshop for Non-Golfers
Free for registered attendees (retirement system members)
Running Better Board Meetings: Agendas, Motions, Minutes and More!
Sunday, April 15  10 am to Noon (Isla Grand Hotel)
Kay Crews is the President of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, one of two national organizations for professional parliamentarians in North America. She teaches parliamentary procedure professionally as Instructor for the Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership course offered by the University of Wisconsin Independent Learning department. She also teaches face-to-face classes across the country for many organizations. (Learn more)

Topics covered include:
· Fundamental Principles of Parliamentary Procedure
· Governing Documents
· The Agenda
· Making a Motion
· The Rules of Debate

Media Training Workshop
Offered twice on Monday morning!

Deborah Ward Buks (read more)
Founder & Owner
Ward and OnwardU  

In this highly relevant, interactive workshop, participants will learn to understand the media, its mission, and the importance of meeting their deadlines.  The participants will also receive myriad tips and tools to lead interviews and review samples of good and poor interviews from actual news coverage.  Participants will learn how media work, and what role the participants play in an effective public relations effort to promote their retirement funds, communicate with stakeholders, and mitigate risk – even if that role is to effectively re-direct to a designated spokesperson.  To improve retention and post-session usage of the newly learned skills, attendees will experience role-play scenarios by volunteers from the group to simulate realistic interview experiences and receive benefit from the immediate on-the-spot coaching that will occur.    
Please join us in thanking this year's Annual Conference Sponsors (as of 1.9.18)
They help us keep the conference high quality and low cost for you!
Gold Keynote Sponsors

OFI Global Asset Management
PineBridge Investments

Gold (Attendee Bag) Sponsors

Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossman LLP

Silver Plus
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
PineBridge Investments
Thomas White International


57 Stars
Beach Point Capital

Bentall Kennedy
Bloomfield Capital
MFS Investment Management
Manulife Asset Management
Natixis Investment Managers
Nikko Asset Management
Northern Trust
Pension Technology Group

State Stre
e Global Advisors

Symphomy Asset Management
USAA Real Estate

Bronze Sponsors
Janus Henderson
Pomerantz LLP

Watch this video and get excited
for South Padre Island!