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32nd Annual Convention

VIVA LAS VEGAS!                                                  Retire Well: It’s How We Roll

 

SAVE THE DATE: 08/27/24

The 2024 RIPEA Convention will be held from 10 am to 3 pm (check-in starts at 9 am) on Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis. Registration details coming soon. 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Featured Speakers

  

Elaine Bedel, Indiana Destination Development Corporation and Bedel Financial Consulting

Elaine Bedel was appointed by Governor Holcomb in 2019 to serve as the first Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), a quasi-government agency focused on making Indiana a great place to live and visit and to learn and earn.

Prior to her recent appointment, Bedel served as President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the state’s lead economic development agency from 2017-2019. Under Bedel’s leadership, the state had consecutive record-breaking years for new job commitments.

Prior to serving the state, Bedel served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bedel Financial Consulting Inc., a role held since she founded the company in 1989.

Bedel, who resides in Indianapolis, is an author of a personal finance book and has spoken nationally and internationally sharing her interpersonal and financial expertise and experience. Bedel earned a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and an MBA from Butler University.

Throughout her career, Bedel has been recognized for dedication to her profession and her community. She was inducted into the Indiana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016 and was recognized as the 2015 Women Business Owner of the year by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Bedel was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and received the Financial Planning Association’s “Heart of Financial Planning” Award in 2013.

 

 

Jeff Hutson, Relational Gravity

Jeff Hutson is the founder and principal consultant of Relational Gravity and the My Penny Earned financial wellness service. He focuses on applied retirement research to help employers and organizations make a meaningful and measurable difference to those they serve. For more than 15 years, he led participant communication, education, and research for the Indiana Public Retirement System’s five defined contribution and eight defined benefit plans.

Jeff is a Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®), is accredited by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and holds an Insights Professional Certification (IPC). He is a graduate of Butler University and Ball State University.

 

Dallas Mullins, AMBA

Dallas Mullins has built a career dedicated to helping association members optimize their benefits and retirement plans. He began his journey with AMBA in 2008. Over the years, Dallas has worked closely with association members, guiding them through the intricate process of benefit selection, ensuring they make the best choices for their individual needs.

In 2024, Dallas transitioned to AMBA’s FIA team where his expertise is now focused on assisting association members with annuity products designed to enhance their retirement savings. His extensive knowledge and commitment to client satisfaction has made him a trusted advisor for those looking for a fixed indexed annuity to help secure a comfortable and fulfilling retirement.

 

2024 Annual Convention Agenda

MORNING PROGRAM

9:00 A.M. REGISTRATION
10:00 A.M. PRESENTATION OF COLORS
GOD BLESS AMERICA & NATIONAL ANTHEM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Indiana State Police Color Guard
10:05 A.M. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Cleo Duncan, Board President, RIPEA
Door Prize #1
10:15 A.M.

RIPEA YEAR-IN-REVIEW & RECOGNITIONS
Jessica Love, Executive Director, RIPEA 
Door Prize #2 and #3

10:30 A.M.

NO DICE: Avoiding & Resolving Financial Pitfalls in Retirement
Jeff Hutson, Principal Consultant, Relational Gravity
Door Prize #4

11:00 A.M. RIPEA FOUNDATION REFLECTIONS
Marriette Montgomery, Chair, RIPEA/Murphy Foundation
Door Prize #5
11:15 A.M.

HONORING OUR CHAMPIONS
Joe Loftus, Lobbyist, Barnes & Thornburg
Representative Bob Cherry; Senator Brian Buchanan
Door Prize #6 and #7

BREAK

NOON LUNCH SERVED – VISIT WITH VENDORS
ENTERTAINMENT: ROAMING MAGIC
Darshwood, Magician

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

12:45 P.M.

BEST SHOW OFF THE STRIP (unofficial)
Jessica Love & Bill Murphy, RIPEA ED and former ED

1:00 P.M.

MAGIC SHOW
Richard E. Darshwood, Host of the Never Not Amazing Show
Door Prize #8

1:45 P.M.

RISKY BUSINESS: Investing in Retirement Without Losing Your Shirt
Elaine Bedel, Secretary & CEO, Indiana Destination Development Corporation              Founder/CEO, Bedel Financial Consulting
Door Prize #9

2:20 P.M.

AMBA's FIXED INDEX ANNUITIES: Asset Growth Without the Gamble
Dallas Mullins, AMBA
Door Prize #10

2:50 P.M.

CLOSING REMARKS
Jessica Love
Door Prize #11

3:00 P.M. ADJOURNMENT

ANNUAL MEETING

RIPEA Member Meeting to immediately follow (after a short break). All current members are eligible to vote.

 

Session Descriptions

NO DICE: Avoiding & Resolving Financial Pitfalls in Retirement

The number of people living to 100 has doubled since the 1990s. While not everyone wants to live this long, with the roll of the dice, many do. Top reasons for wanting to live longer include curiosity, simple enjoyment of life, and having more time with friends and family. Living longer brings risks. We'll discuss the financial well-being of retired Indiana public employees and some risks associated with living longer.

 

RISKY BUSINESS: Investing in Retirement without Losing Your Shirt

How you invest your retirement funds is a combination of art and science. While you are working, you can generally take on more risk and benefit from potential growth of the stock market. However, once you actually retire, you may be more comfortable with less risk and a reduced potential for losing value – but can you keep up with inflation? We’ll address how to position the portfolio to meet your retirement budget along with the do’s and don’ts of investing. 

 

AMBA's Fixed Index Annuities: Asset Growth without the Gamble

Coming soon!

 

 

Directions

PRIMO BANQUET HALL

 

Near I-65 – south of downtown, north of I-465.

If via I-65S, take exit 107 for Keystone Ave.

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for University of Indianapolis and merge onto Keystone Ave.

Turn left onto National Ave.

 

If via I-65N, take exit 107 for Keystone Ave.

Turn left onto Keystone.

Turn left onto National Ave.

 

 

Thanks to ALL who joined us for the 31st Annual Convention in 2023! 

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