C.S. McKee presents at the IPPFA's 2017 MidAmerican Pension Conference
On October 8, 2017. C.S. McKee participated at the conference conducted by the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA). McKee Senior Vice President Gene Natali, Jr, CFA, addressed an audience of over 400 attendees in an educational session entitled "Retirement Planning for the Employer and Employee". Gene's presentation, an extension of McKee's strong support for the national expansion of financial literacy education, challenged trustees to maximize their roles as leaders for their own plans. It encouraged them to help educate all employees in sound practices aimed at complementing their defined pension benefits. McKee donated copies of the award-winning book on financial literacy, "The Missing Semester", to the IPPFA members in support of these objectives.

IPPFA is a non-profit organization consisting of trustees and financial officers from over 600 police and fire pension funds. Collectively these plans represent over $10 Billion of retirement assets. Founded in 1985, IPPFA is one of the largest public pension organizations in the nation. The group is committed to educating pension fund trustees, providing legal advice and representation for pension funds, and proposing and supporting legislation beneficial to defined-benefit plans in the state of Illinois.