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Fiduciary Boot Camp

Fit Fiduciary Practices Start Here.

Today’s business professionals have many obligations. And one of your biggest is serving as a retirement plan fiduciary.

You already know that upholding your legal responsibilities is crucial. But how do you achieve compliance (and limit your liability), especially when faced with recent regulation changes and more stringent Department of Labor audits?

Meet these challenges head-on by attending our information-packed Fiduciary Boot Campled by leading attorneys and CPAs and conducted by the Ohio Northern University Dicke College of Business Administration.


J Liu's
6880 North High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 888-1818
(2 blocks south of I-270 and High Street interchange) 


March 5, 2014
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fiduciary Boot Camp

Registration:  $495
Space is limited so REGISTER NOW

Give us one day. We’ll give you expert guidance on how to:  

  • Meet all your regulatory requirements outlined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Stay up to date on changing legislation
  • Update your important documents to reflect those recent regulatory changes
  • Limit your liability by following basic standards of conduct, avoiding conflicts of interest, and making disclosures readily available
  • Submit professional reports to government agencies, and be fully prepared for Department of Labor examinations
  • Provide documentation that proves you are acting in the best interest of plan participants
  • Determine if your current plan is meeting your goals – or if another plan might be better suited for your company
  • Assess potential plan advisors and their qualifications, and develop criteria to monitor their performance

Get your fiduciary practices in great shape. Get registered for Boot Camp today!

Space is Limited. Register Now

March 5, 2014: One-Day Program Agenda:

9:00-9:15Welcome and introduction, Dean James Fenton
9:15-10:15Summary of ERISA, Edward Redder
10:15-11:30Who is a Fiduciary and What Being a Fiduciary Means, Leigh Ann Wilson
12:00-1:00Lunch with Table Discussions
1:00-3:00Retirement Plan Governance, David Witz and Larry Boord
3:00-3:30Final Q&A and Wrap-up Discussion



Boot Camp Presenters

ImageLeigh Ann Wilson focuses her practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, with a focus on health and welfare, as well as qualified retirement plans. She advises clients of all sizes, including both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities, as well as publicly traded and privately-held companies.

Leigh Ann works with clients regarding their qualified retirement plans, including traditional pension plans, Code Section 401(k) and 403(b) plans, ESOPs, church plans and profit sharing plans. She assists clients with document and compliance issues, as well as retirement plan qualification, fiduciary duties and corporate governance. She counsels clients on the correction of operational issues in qualified plans and the related filings with the IRS and Department of Labor, and prepares clients for and assists clients through audits by both agencies.

In addition to advising clients on health and welfare and traditional retirement plan issues, Leigh Ann also assists employers with their non-qualified, deferred compensation plans and executive compensation programs, including compliance with Code Section 409A.

Leigh Ann is a member of the American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists and a past president of the Central Ohio Chapter–ISCEBS. Leigh Ann is a frequent speaker on employee benefits issues and has been an instructor for various CEBS courses.


ImageDavid J Witz, AIF®, GFS™ is the Managing Director of Fiduciary Risk Assessment LLC (FRA) and PlanTools, LLC, a consulting and technology firm. He has 32 years of industry experience including serving as an expert witness on such prominent cases as ABB, Bechtel, Deere, Edison, General Dynamics, International Paper, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, United Technology and the Robert Plan. His experiences as an expert witness have fueled the development of PlanTools benchmarking, compliance, fiduciary governance, advisor qualification assessment and RFP system, revenue sharing modules and target-date analyzer. He has published over 25 articles; he is often quoted by industry magazines and is a popular national speaker on fiduciary issues.  

David is a 1981 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Insurance, and Real Estate.

ImageLarry Boord frequently speaks about retirement planning and estate planning topics and has thirty-one years experience in the retirement planning industry as and independent consultant and a firm principal. He is a member of The Columbus Bar Association, the Advanced Association for Life Underwriters, and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. Larry is also a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals since 1980 and served as a board member until early 2005. He currently serves as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee, College of Business Administration, Ohio Northern University, where he also serves as a University Trustee.

Larry is a graduate of the James Dicke College of Business at Ohio Northern University and the Claude Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University.

ImageJames Fenton is dean and professor of management in the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University.  He holds a Ph.D in Business from the University of Iowa.  In addition to his academic experience, during his career he founded, owned and operated four closely held manufacturing companies in the steel industry with the largest employing 125 employees and generating 25 million dollars in annual sales.