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ACEC Engineering Influence Podcasts

In partnership with ACEC RT

Engineering Influence is the official award-winning podcast of ACEC, covering vital issues impacting America’s engineering and design industry. ACEC is partnering with the ACEC Retirement Trust in a series of podcasts that give Plan Sponsors expert insights into the 401(k) industry and best practices for providing this benefit including fiduciary insulation, fees, risk mitigation, investments, education, compliance and administrative efficiency.

MAY 2023

Deb Stevens, the new Executive Director of the ACEC Retirement Trust, gives a fresh perspective on the unique advantages of the ACEC Retirement Trust and why she ranks it #1 among all the 401(k) programs she’s seen in her 32-year career in the field. An exclusive for ACEC members, this program delivers benefits that help engineering firms attract and retain top talent in today’s market.


Experts discuss the changes taking place in the 401(k) industry and how they will impact your firm and participants. Panelists: Jennifer Doss, Defined Contribution Practice Leader at CAPTRUST, the Largest Registered investment advisor in the country and CAPTRUST is also the Advisor to ACEC Retirement Trust; and Chris Anderson, President of DJ & A and Trustee to the ACEC Retirement Trust.


During the Fall Conference ACEC sat down with the ACEC Retirement Trust to discuss what sets ACEC RT apart from other retirement plans for engineering firms, from enhanced fiduciary insulation to aggregate buying power, best-in-class investments and low fees. Panelists: Ron Wathen, ACEC RT Vice Chair CEO of QK, Inc; and John Pickett, SR. VP at CAPTRUST, financial advisor to the RT for over 30 years.

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