Upcoming Events

Members - Don't forget you can invite a colleague from outside your organization to an upcoming event for free. It is our way of saying thank you for encouraging other to join the WP&BC organization.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fennemore Law, 2394 E. Camelback Road Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Join the Phoenix Chapter of the Western Pension and Benefits Council for an in-person educational and networking event.

    SECURE 2.0 - New and Enhanced Tools for Retirement

    Please note that February's event will be held at the office of Fennemore Law.

    Ryan Curtis and Kristi L. Hill of Fennemore will be presenting on the recently enacted SECURE 2.0.

    The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 is designed to substantially improve retirement savings options. The Act contains 92 new provisions to promote savings, boost incentives for businesses, and offer more flexibility to those saving for retirement.

    SECURE 2.0, signed into law on December 29, 2022 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2023, is intended to at increase access to retirement plans and retirement savings, streamline administration and reporting requirements, and preserve retirement income. The act builds on the SECURE Act of 2019 and marks Congress’ most recent step toward making retirement savings and security more accessible for U.S. households.

    Ryan Curtis is chair of Fennemore's ERISA (Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and employee benefits practice group where he guides clients through the critical intricacies of volatile matters such as IRS audits and U.S. Department of Labor investigations.

    As employee benefits attorneys, Ryan and his team focus on counseling employers with the administration of their benefit plans, as well as helping trustees and administrators comply with important federal laws, including ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, and HIPAA.

    Kristi Hill focuses her practice on the areas of ERISA and employee benefits, employment and labor law, and business and finance. She reviews and consults on a variety of qualified plan issues, including drafting, revising, and terminating 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, ESOPs and pension plans. Kristi also assists plan sponsors in evaluating and cost-effectively resolving a wide range of plan failures, including drafting complicated correction applications under the IRS Voluntary Correction Program when necessary.

    February 16, 2023

    11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Fennemore Law

    2394 E. Camelback Road

    Suite 600
    Phoenix, AZ 85016



    WPBC Luncheons are a great way to reconnect to other professionals in our local community. COVID has been a challenge to anyone who loves in-person networking; however, according to HubSpot, nearly 100% of professionals believe that face-to-face meetings are crucial to keeping long-term business relationships.

    A study by Forbes listed the top benefits of in-person networking. The top benefits were:

    • Building stronger, more meaningful business relationships (85%)
    • Better ability to read body language and facial expressions (77%)
    • Ability to bond with co-workers/clients and more social interaction (75%)
    • Allows for more complex strategic thinking (49%)
    • Better environment for tough, timely decision-making (44%)
    • Less opportunity for unnecessary distractions (40%)
    • Leads to higher-quality decision making (39%)
    • Easier to focus (38%)
    • Fewer disruptions and delays (23%)
    • 27 Apr 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 149 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281


    Thank you for being a sponsor of the WPBC-PHX Annual Spring Conference.

    Please click on the Register button below to proceed.

    More details about the event will be coming soon.

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Refund Policy

A refund is provided for a meeting reservation that is cancelled more than 72 hours before the reservation deadline for the event.  Therefore if the event is scheduled for 11:30am on January 21st you have until 11:30am on January 18th to cancel your reservation and receive a refund.  All paid events are transferable to another attendee for the same event.

Don't forget that if you are a member, you can invite colleagues from outside your organization to an upcoming lunch for free with your paid registration.  Its our way of saying thank you for encouraging others to join the WP&BC organization.

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