BBP's Burns to Speak at IPPFA Trustee Forum

CHICAGO _ Mary Patricia Burns, president of Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., will be among the guest speakers at the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association's 2010 Pension Trustee Forum on Wednesday, August 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Burns will speak on the topic of "Trustee Ethics Statements, Open Meetings Act and New FOIA Requirements," at 10:30 a.m., followed by a separate presentation on "Fiduciary Requirements for the Manager and Consultant Selection Process and Contracts" at 1 p.m.

Other speakers scheduled to appear at the day-long seminar include Federal Reserve economist William Strauss ("The Economy and its Effect on Public Pension Funds"), Government Affairs Expert Michael Kasper ("Pension Reform - Are We Done?") and Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Executive Director Dan Long ("Illinois Revenue & Budgetary Issues").  In addition, attorneys Marshall G. Bennett of Wolf Popper L.L.P. and Mark Bogen of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C. will lead a panel discussion entitled "Public Pensions' Place in Corporate Governance."

The IPPFA Pension Trustee Forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the LaSalle Dining Room at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, located at 230 South LaSalle St.  For more information, or to register, go to

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