NAPEO 2018 Annual Conference

Tuesday, September 4, 2018​

1:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration Open

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting

3:00pm - 4:30pm

State Government Affairs Committee Meeting

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Legal Advisory Council Meeting

4:30pm – 6:00pm

PAC Committee Meeting

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Service Partner Reception
(Open to all exhibitors & Associate Members)

7:00pm – 10:00pm

PAC Donor Appreciation Event


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

7:00am- 8:00pm

Registration Open

8:00am - 3:00pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

9:00am – 10:00am

Healthcare Committee Meeting

9:00am - 12:30pm

PEO Primer Legal/HR
(Additional registration and fee to attend)

9:00am - 12:30pm

PEO Primer Operations/Technology
(Additional registration and fee to attend)

10:30am – 1:30pm

NAPEO Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch
(Open to all NAPEO members)

12:30pm - 1:30pm

PEO University Lunch
(Additional registration and fee to attend)

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Opening General Session with Kaihan Kripendorff
Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation From Within

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Making the Most of NAPEO’s Market Research Part 1: Building a Marketing Program Based on the Research Findings
    Kerry Carruthers, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, NAPEO
    Ashley Landers, Vice President, Client Services, Texas Creative
  • DOL Compliance: Is Your Organization at Risk?
    Trey Watts, VP of Inside Sales, TimeClock Plus

  • Benefits Benchmarking
    Ron Cornwell, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Networking Break

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Making the Most of NAPEO’s Market Research Project Part 2: 

    Increase Sales by Listening to What Business Owners Told Researchers
    Clay Kelley, Chief Results Officer,

  • FROS Session
    Steven K. Bentley, Chief Financial Officer, Avitus Group
    Daniel S. McHenry, Business Advisory Group Practice Leader, McHenry Consulting
    Johnathan Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, LandrumHR
    Tanya Yakhnis, CFO, Tandem HR

  • An Honest Look at the Ancillary Benefits PEOs Provide to Clients

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Opening Marketplace Reception

8:00pm - 10:30pm

CEO Forum Dinner & Race Track Experience

Thursday, September 6, 2018

7:00am - 7:30pm

Registration Open

7:00am - 8:20am

ESAC Annual Participant Breakfast Meeting

8:00am - 8:30am

​Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Keynote Presentation with Peter Sheahan
MATTER: Finding Opportunity in Disruption to Create More Value and Become the Obvious Choice

9:30am - 10:30am

Annual NAPEO Membership Meeting

10:30am - 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions

  • The PEO Industry Footprint: An Analysis of NAPEO's New White Paper
    Laurie Bassi, CEO, McBassi & Company
  • How to Effectively Manage Sales Consultants and Director of Sales in PEO Industry
    Peter Padovano, National Vice President of Sales, Espyr

  • Small and Large Employer Benefit Trends and Innovation
    Eric Bassett, Senior Partner, Mercer

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch in the Marketplace Exhibit Hall

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Accounting Practices Committee Meeting

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Marketing & Communications Committee Meeting

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Worth It or Not: Marketing Ideas to Jump On (and Some to Avoid)
    Deborah Brousseau, Director of Marketing, Landrum HR
    Kerry Carruthers, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, NAPEO
    Andy Lubash, Principal, Prestige Employee Administrators
    Susan Polk, Director of Marketing, Unique HR

  • Economic Update
    John Slavic, CEO & President, Slavic401k

  • Accelerate Your Growth or Sell Your PEO?
    Bradley S. Buttermore, Managing Director, Capital Alliance Corporation
    Matthew J. Claus, M & A Group Practice Leader, McHenry Consulting
    Joe Raymond, Managing Partner, RVR Consulting Group
    Wanda J. Silva, President, Silva Capital Solutions, Inc.

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Sales Analytics & Selling Larger Deals
    Ray Dile, President, PEO MasterClass

  • Controlling EPLI Costs
    John M. Polson, Esq., Partner, Fisher Phillips 
  • Keeping Clients Engaged
    Dawn Schicker, Vice President of Human Resources,
    Continuum HR

  • What's the Latest in Healthcare?
    Thom Stohler, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, NAPEO

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Networking Break

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Things You Might be Doing Right (or Wrong) with your Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan: Best Practice Tips from the Trenches
    Roger J. Rovell, President, Fiduciary Partners Retirement Group

  • How to Survive a Regulatory Audit of a PEO Benefit Plan
    Sheldon J. Blumling, Esq., Partner, Fisher Phillips
    William Kropkof, Managing Member, The ERISA Advisory Group

  • NAPEO Government Affairs Update
    Daniel Harris, Esq., Senior Director, State Government Affairs
    Thomas Stohler, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, NAPEO

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Marketplace Reception

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Exhibitor Breakdown

8:00pm - 11:00pm

NAPEO’s State Fair


Friday, September 7, 2018 - PEO Technology Day

8:00am – 12:30pm

Registration Open – Mediterranean Foyer

8:00am - 10:00 am

Exhibitor Breakdown

9:00am - 10:30am

Breakfast Session
Working with Your PEO Technology Provider: A Candid Conversation for Both PEOs & Technology Providers
Andrew Ronson, Executive Partner, FPOV Technology Consulting

10:45am – 12:00pm

Digital Marketing: Technology and Content Working Together

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Luncheon Session: Cyber Security: In Hackers We Trust
Jay Kaplan, CEO, Synack & Former NSA Hacker

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