2014 Austin Fiduciary Summit – 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) Retirement Plan Sponsors Gather for the Executive Summit in the State Capital


Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

Xponential Growth Solutions announced today that they will be hosting the Austin Fiduciary Summit. The summit focuses on empowering local HR, Finance and Business Professional plan sponsors with best practices and benchmarking tools to measure their retirement plan’s success.

“The ultimate objective of a companys retirement plan, should be that every employee will have the opportunity to retire comfortably one day. We get there through effective plan design, creating a retirement-centric culture that encourages life-long savings, and by avoiding the fiduciary pitfalls that can trip up well-intentioned sponsors,” emphasized Scott Hayes, President/CEO at ISC Group. Along with Hayes and Corby Hankins, the Austin Fiduciary Summit will feature a diverse group of speakers each discussing specialized aspects of fiduciary responsibility. Julliete Galegos, Attorney at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and Raul Rios, Partner at Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP will be leading off the discussion. They will be joined by Sanford “Sandy” Leeds ESQ., CFA, Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the Department of Finance at The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business and Brian H. Graff, Executive Director/CEO of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.

Topics of Discussion Will Include:

-What Every Fiduciary Should Know For 2014 & 2015

-Washington D.C. Legislative & Tax Reform Update

-Local Expert Professional Panel

-Behavioral Finance How to Improve Employee Outcomes

-Roundtable Discussion Initiatives & Focus Save Your People Sandy Leeds

-Case Studies & Success Stories – Insights from Your Peers

The 2014 Austin Fiduciary Summit will be the 12th stop of the Retirement Plan Roadshow and will be held at the University of Texas Club on September 16, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Lunch will be served). The 2014 Austin Fiduciary Summit is approved for 3 CPE/CPA Credits and 3 HRCI/SPHR/PHR/GPHR General Credits. Seating is limited and local plan sponsors will receive priority registration. Additional details and registration information can be found by visiting:

http://xgrowthsolutions.com/retirement-events/2014/09/2014-austin-fiduciary-summit/

About ISC Group Incorporated

Our mission is to help our clients achieve a happy and secure retirement by guiding them to save enough money, invested appropriately, over their working years. We achieve this mission through effective plan design, innovative educational programs, and by fostering a retirement-focused culture within our clients employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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Fertility Specialist Bryan R. Hecht, MD, Named Medical Director of Allegheny Health Networks Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine


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Bryan R. Hecht, MD, a fertility specialist most recently at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, has been appointed Medical Director of Allegheny Health Networks Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, based at West Penn Hospital.

A board-certified specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Hecht also previously practiced at the Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center in Youngstown, OH and has 26 years of experience practicing and teaching reproductive medicine.

My philosophy of caring has always focused on the importance of a warm, supportive and friendly environment for patients struggling with infertility, with a goal of helping patients find the least expensive, fastest and safest way to produce a pregnancy, Dr. Hecht said. I am thrilled to join a program that shares those values and a commitment to excellence in womens health services.

Dr. Hecht is a graduate of Kent State University and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where he also trained in obstetrics and gynecology and later served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and most recently served as Clinical Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Case Western University School of Medicine.

He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America nine times from 1998 through 2014 and is the author of numerous book chapters, abstracts and publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hecht to Allegheny Health Network and our nationally ranked womens health programs, said Allan Klapper, MD, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Hecht combines compassionate care with exceptional clinical skills to deliver outstanding care to women and couples struggling with infertility.

West Penn Hospital is an affiliate of the Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, a national leader in scientific advances in infertility treatment worldwide. The first In-Vitro Fertilization baby in the United States was born at the Jones Institute in Norfolk. The Jones Institute also pioneered the use of gonadotropins to induce egg production, and many techniques such as embryo cryopreservation.

Infertility affects approximately 14 percent of American couples. Most importantly, 85 percent of those who seek treatment will conceive and deliver a healthy baby. The Jones Institute at West Penn Hospital provides the most advanced level of diagnosis and treatment for infertility through a multidisciplinary approach, with laboratory, psychological and genetics support.

Services offered by the Jones Institute at West Penn Hospital include in-vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), embryo cryopreservation (freezing), assisted embryo hatching, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI),and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

A comprehensive Donor Egg Program helps eligible women donate their eggs to other women anonymously, helping them realize their dreams of having a family

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According to a new report from Deltek, federal IT spending will decline from $ 102 billion in FY 2014 to $ 94 billion in FY 2019 as agencies continue to streamline operations and improve the efficiency of IT programs. IT reform initiatives continue to compel agencies to maximize budgets and strengthen IT performance, which results in both reductions and investments.

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IT policies related to data center optimization, strategic sourcing, shared services and cloud computing are driving some cost savings. Agencies are reprioritizing and rescoping IT programs in an effort to maximize existing budgets and set the stage for lower spending in the future. This transition to a leaner federal government and the ability to sustain it requires technologies that facilitate the consolidation, integration and standardization necessary to develop uniform IT platforms known as Common Operating Environments.

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This enterprise-centric perspective will result in budget declines over the long run. In order to reach this goal within existing budget boundaries, agencies will eliminate redundant investments, focus on the must-haves, favor lower cost alternatives, and utilize strategic sourcing contracts.

In the course of this transformation, evolving IT policies will have an impact on all IT market segments. Strategic sourcing and data center consolidation and optimization efforts will put downward pressure on the IT Hardware and Software markets. The IT Services segment is similarly impacted by the administrations focus on reducing service contracting, which represents the largest category of federal contracting. While not exempt from cuts, the Communications and Network Services market is sustained by growing bandwidth and mobility requirements.

Agencies will also continue to rally budget dollars around technology solutions that support mission priorities, such as cybersecurity and data analytics. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Health IT will be critical for the Department of Defense in particular.

With or without sequestration in 2016, budget modesty has become the norm as agencies plan for the future. After experiencing sequestration in 2013, agency leaders want more control of where cuts happen, said John Slye, Deltek Analyst. This means redefining priorities and acquisition strategies to fit within new budget realities.

Contractors must continue to adjust to this reality by ensuring that they have the strategies and tactics in place to pursue growth opportunities and protect market share.

For more information on GovWin IQ and this report, visit the Federal IT Market, 2014-2019 page on GovWin.com. The report is free to subscribers of GovWins Federal Industry Analysis program. Press interviews can be arranged by contacting Lauran Cacciatori.

About GovWin IQ

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About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 18,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek Know more. Do more.