The human resource, benefits and financial executives who have attended our Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conferences give them high praise.

 The speakers were phenomenal! I highly recommend it! 

Kat Brophy
Benefits & Pension Manager
Los Alamos County
2017 Austin Conference

 I have been involved with Benefits and Retirement conferences for 25+ years, and UCS’s conference is by far the best. The quality of speakers and the content they cover is superior. I’ve learned something critical to our benefits at every UCS conference I’ve attend. Thank you for the quality (and fun!) conference. 

Connie J. Bitter
Senior Manager - Compensation & Benefits
Sargento Foods Inc.
2017 Austin Conference

 Great conference! Excellent information which keeps us coming back year after year! 

Traci Meyer
Employee Benefits Coordinator
Cavender's Boot City
2017 Austin Conference

 So many take-away's that I will implement back at the office. The most relatable conference I have been to. Every speaker was engaging, regardless of topic. 

Ashley Terning
Human Resources Generalist
MP Nexlevel, LLC
2017 Austin Conference

 Great sessions that were very relative to my world. 

Laura Watkins
Vice President, Human Resources
Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
2017 Austin Conference

 While location is why I selected this conference, size and content is why I will come back! 

Jade Sampler
Benefits Manager
Nashville Wire Products
2017 Austin Conference

 The conference far exceeded my expectations! The topics covered a breadth of subjects in both retirement & healthcare plans. If you're in charge of both you must attend! 

PJ Jaloway
Human Resources Admin.
David E. Harvey Builders, Inc.
2017 Austin Conference

 This conference had already paid for itself before the first keynote presentation was over. Every single breakout session was fantastic. The entire conference experience was a cut above others I've attended. 

Christopher Tyler
VP Human Resources
Astera Credit Union
2017 Chicago

 This conference gives you broad concepts, deep details, questions to consider, ideas to ponder, plans to apply and contacts to connect with! 

Barbara Scott
Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
Aspire Indiana, Inc.
2017 Chicago

 First time - won't be the last! Great speakers and networking is top notch. 

Cindy Karker
Human Resources Director
Team Elmer's
2017 Chicago

 I appreciate the focus on education by sponsors and speakers. I felt free to approach sponsors without concerns about being pressured to buy. 

Lisa Bryson
Office Manager
Bargain Barn
2017 Chicago

 This was my first time attending the Mid-Sized Conference and what an awesome experience I had. I loved the feel of being in a small group setting, it was personable and I networked with almost everyone. 

Ina Culver
Benefits Advisor
AARP
2017 Chicago

 Great line-up of topics and very knowledge based. Excellent overall. 

Robin (Rik) Katz
Chief Financial Officer
Pac-Lite Inc.
2017 Chicago

 Excellent conference - have 12 direct items to return with for follow-up; most conferences only leave you with 3 - 4. As always - well organized, timely sessions! 

William Wivell
Business Manager
Saint James School
2017 Chicago

 I have attended this conference several times and I learn new things every time! The speakers know their stuff and the topics are always timely! I will be back. 

Kristin Olsen
Senior Retirement Analyst
Day & Zimmerman
2017 Baltimore Conference

 The number and quality of sessions to choose from continues to impress me. This is the reason I have been attending for over ten years. I always enjoy the networking opportunities. 

Greg Goodwin
Controller
The Givens Companies
2017 Baltimore Conference

 I always feel well informed and ready to tackle issues when I return back to the office! Look forward to next year. 

Laico Cook
Benefits Director
Eastridge Workforce Solutions
2017 Phoenix Conference

 Awesome conference. Great contacts. Great content. As I texted my boss….."Now I know what trekkies feel like at StarTrek Conventions!" 

Laurie Price
Compensation & Benefits Manager
DAI
2017 Phoenix Conference

 This is my second conference. I've been administering benefits for over 8 years. I come away with useful information & the speakers are exceptional. 

Michele Heaton
Benefits Supervisor
Neil Jones Food Co.
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 Excellent conference! Great presenters with take home ideas to incorporate into the workplace. First time to this conference and I will definitely come again. 

Cindi Ross
Benefits Administrator
Neil Jones Food Co.
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 WOW! What a great conference. This is my first time and I have really gotten a lot of great ideas to take home with me! 

Cindi Ross
Benefits Administrator
Neil Jones Food Co.
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 Great networking ability. Knowledgable speakers with time to ask questions. 

Angela Githens
Benefits, Compensation & Wellness Coodinator
Kingman Regional Medical Center
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 Great session with valuable information that I plan on utilizing. 

LeRoy Shingoitewa
Tribal Council Representative
Hopi Tribe Benefit Management Team
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 Great sessions and topics! Learned a lot of new information to take back to my organization! 

Candy Olesen
Human Resources Benefits Manager
TranSystems Corporation
2016 Las Vegas Conference

 I look forward to this conference every year! The content is valuable and relevant to take back with me to continue developing professionally. The networking piece alone is an important part that you can't get through webinars. Excellent selection of workshops that creates a mix so great, it's hard to choose! 

Jamie Wilson
Benefits Administrator
ACT, Inc.
2016 Chicago

 The size of the conference and the quality of the speakers has been phenomenal! There has been time to network with others as well receive updates on current developments in the industry!  

Bonnie Turner
Director, Human Resources
Elkhart Plastics, Inc.
2016 Chicago

 Great conference for the HR Generalist / HR Manager who wears many hats! 

Jennifer Gryte
Human Resource Director
Minnesota Gastroenterology, PA
2016 Chicago

 Fantastic conference! This is my third time and I am not disappointed.  Plenty of highly informative sessions, great colleagues that are new friends, and intriguing vendors.  If you can only choose one conference every year, choose this one! 

Linda Nwokeji
VP, Human Resources
Capital City Bank
2016 Orlando

 I have been coming over 10 years.  I enjoy the different sessions and their variety.  I always come away with new things to do and investigate when back at the office. 

Greg Goodwin
Controller
The Givens Companies
2016 Orlando

 This conference is a great opportunity to network with other plan sponsors and business professionals. Each time I attend, I learn something new and I recommend this conference to any HR professionals responsible for employee benefits. 

Yvette Walker
Benefits Manager
The Gorilla Glue Company
2016 Orlando

 Excellent conference! A lot of material was presented in an organized format. The speakers were very knowledgeable and you received take home handouts. Wonderful networking opportunity and great prizes. 

Sally Kelly
Controller
Horizon Medical Group
2016 Orlando

 As an employer with less than 1,000 employees (820), this conference content is fantastic.  Keep up the great work. 

Rob Hennessy
Benefits Manager
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
2016 Orlando

 Great conference and the networking is one of the important benefits. 

Wendy Wilton
City Treasurer
City of Rutland, VT
2016 Orlando

 Valuable insights to what's new in the benefit industry. Excellent networking opportunities. 

Carol Vinca
Benefits Manager
Zippo Manufacturing Company
2016 Orlando

 This conference provides good practical knowledge and information that can be used in everyday applications at work! 

Sally Dobson
HR Representative / Paralegal
SEW-Eurodrive
2016 San Francisco

 One of the better conferences I have attended. I found all of the sessions and workshops to be value added. 

William (Bill) George
Human Resource Director
Skills Inc.
2016 San Francisco

 The conference was excellent with great, current topics. Speakers and presenters were very knowledgeable and dynamic. The last keynote topic was a perfect way to end the session. 

Valerie Mooney
Senior Manager Human Resources / Facilities
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum USA Inc.
2016 San Francisco

 The 2 sessions on PBMs were excellent – great take-aways! 

Marcia Nielsen
Manager, Administrative Services
U.S. Oil & Refining Co.
2016 San Francisco

 This conference helped me step out of the day-to-day "stuff" and shift my focus to be more strategic. 

Christine Rudge
Director, Human Resources
UVA Physicians Group
2015 San Antonio Conference

 The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Conference provides timely and appropriate information. I always look forward to learning here. 

Vicki Byars
President
The Byars Group, LLC
2015 San Antonio Conference

 It's been a great learning experience; and the attentions from the team were awesome. I highly recommend anyone to come to this conference. 

Jadiel Rios
Senior Investment Analyst
Ana G. Mendez University System
2015 San Antonio Conference

 This conference was built up to me by a colleague and surpassed all my expectations. Outstanding content, knowledgeable and impressive speakers, and a wealth of opportunity to bring great ideas back to my company. 

Brad Buescher
Human Resource Director
RW Sidley Inc.
2015 San Antonio Conference

 I love that I can come back each year and receive up to date information on benefits / 401(k) / ERISA! 

Traci Meyer
Employee Benefits Coordinator
Cavendar's Boot City
2015 San Antonio Conference

 I've been to other conferences and this was much more intimate and personal. Also great location. 

John Aguglia
Benefits Specialist
NYSUT
2015 San Antonio Conference

 Very beneficial to my organization. Excellent Conference! Excellent connectivity among peers - speakers! Excellent presentations and well organized. "One of the best conferences I've been to in years" 

Mark Jones
Human Resource Department Head
Knox County, Tennessee
2015 San Antonio Conference

 Great conference with a wide variety of topics – something for everyone! I learned something in ever session I attended. 

Shannon Hess
Human Resource Specialist
Denali Alaska Federal Credit Union
2015 San Antonio Conference

 This conference exceeded my expectations. Already planning on next year. I have learned so much. 

Angela Githens
Benefits, Compensation & Wellness Coordinator
Kingman Regional Medical Center
2015 San Antonio Conference

 As someone who manages a multiple employer 401(k) plan, I loved all the opportunities to learn new ways to improve our plan and better educate our participants. 

Megan Lavelle Trainor
Human Resource Director
NAMIC - National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
2015 Chicago Conference

 A truly fantastic, well rounded conference. I highly recommend it for both beginners and experts in the retirement and healthcare professions. 

Brian Beck
Vice President Human Resources
Oak Valley Hospital District
2015 Chicago Conference

 It was so refreshing to attend a conference that was just about my job as benefits manager. I could have gained something from every workshop. 

Mary Hamilton
Benefits Manager
Gregory Poole Equipment
2015 Chicago Conference

 The information in the general sessions are second to none. Speakers are engaging, motivating and have great information. 

Michelle Ortiz
Benefit Analyst
OCC (Options Clearing Corporation)
2015 Chicago Conference

 At other conferences, speakers tell you what the problem is but don't offer any usable solutions. Your speakers DID! It truly set your conference apart. Thank you. 

Jennifer Kinne
Total Rewards Manager
bioMerieux
2015 Chicago Conference

 This is a benefits geek's dream conference. Sessions were technical & went deep enough to really be helpful. Participants were engaged. Speakers were top notch. Good pace—not a lot of downtime. I really enjoyed this. Thanks. 

Sarah Sardella
Director, Global Benefits
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
2015 Boston Conference

 This conference was very informative. I received a lot of information speaking and discussing with the speakers. We will definitely attend next year. 

Christine P Costa
Fund Administrator
Local 60 Benefit Funds
2015 Boston Conference

 Nice balance of speakers / lecture and interaction with peers. Timely & useful! 

Patrick Hagan
SVP, Finance & Treasurer
Fareway Stores
2015 Boston Conference

 The speakers of the workshops I attended were wonderful. They were clear in their presentation of the information and talked to us as if we were face to face and not a roomful of MENSA professors. So the information was easily absorbed! 

Nannette L. Mello
Benefits Analyst
Toray Plastics (America)
2015 Boston Conference

 I attended last year and returned again this year. The speakers and workshops cover the most important issues in retirement and healthcare and provide solutions to manage plans successfully. 

Rebecca Iscaro
Manager, Corporate Benefits
Aqua America, Inc.
2015 Boston Conference

 First time attendee. This is the perfect conference for anyone in the healthcare industry with a few years of experience. Left confident I can now ask the right questions to our carriers and management! 

Jan Berger
Benefits Administrator
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Law Firm
2015 Boston Conference

  If I only attend one conference in the year, it's this one. The content is always relevant and I always leave with something I need to look at in our plans. 

Lezlie Ensor
VP - Human Resources
Milbank Manufacturing
2015 San Diego Conference

 The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Conference has been a great opportunity to hear from and talk with peers & professionals in both areas. Every session resulted in "do this" or "consider that" notes I'll take back to my organization. Thanks! 

Nyla Ohin Cork
Manager Compensation and Benefits
Omaha Public Power District
2015 San Diego Conference

 This is my first conference and it was awesome! Very engaging and informative. 

Jennifer Nguyen
Benefits Specialist
Western Dental Services, Inc.
2015 San Diego Conference

 Learned so much - very enjoyable conference. 

Patricia (Patty) Fischer
Executive Director of Human Resources
Columbia College
2015 San Diego Conference

 This is my favorite conference, and I try to attend every year. This year I brought back two very pertinent pieces of information that I was able to use immediately to improve our contract with one of our health plan vendors and to explore options that I didn't know existed within our retirement plan. I highly recommend this valuable conference! 

Jeanne Garman
Benefits Administrator
Parkview Medical Center
2014 Las Vegas Conference

 This is my second Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference and it is the most valuable and practical conference I have ever attended in my 35+ year career. With what I learned last March 2013, we were able to influence the “C” suite to change investment managers and apply an aggressive de-risking strategy for DB plans, AND offer HRA plan for medical.  

Lily McCarthy
Corporate Benefits Manager
ASARCO LLC
2014 Chicago Conference

 I’ve been attending this conference on and off for 10 years and I’m always amazed at how much I learn—every single time. It’s thought provoking and makes me a better benefits professional.  

Megan Trainor
HR Director
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
2014 Chicago Conference

 Excellent conference. Exactly the level of detail I was looking for.  

Lucas Hellmer
Sr. Human Resource Specialist
Farnsworth Group
2014 Chicago Conference

 I was inspired, frightened and enlightened! Great conference with great take-a-ways!  

Donna Wimbec
Senior Manager Global Benefits Compliance
Brown-Forman
2014 Chicago Conference

 It has been a number of years since I attended a benefits conference. I received thought provoking, pertinent information I will definitely use in overall strategic planning and employee engagement
opportunities.  

Lori T. Cherry
Corporate Benefits Manager
Dot Foods, Inc.
2014 Chicago Conference

 This is always a worthwhile conference. I come away with multiple helpful nuggets every year.  

Bill Scott
Chief Financial Officer
Great Lakes Energy
2014 Chicago Conference

 This is my fourth UCS [Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Management Conference] and I will definitely come back. I learn something new every time.  

Renee Kennedy
Employee Relations/Benefits Manager
Webcrafters, Inc.
2014 Chicago Conference

 This exceeded my expectations! This is the best conference I have attended. Very well organized - speakers were terrific. Since the size is much smaller than a SHRM conference, you have an opportunity to network with participants.  

Rebecca Iscaro
Manager, Corporate Benefits
Aqua America, Inc.
2014 Boston Conference

 I am ready to retire and have enjoyed all of the Mid-Sized Retirement and Healthcare conferences. I enjoyed the education and networking with everyone I've met.  

Rodger Martinez
Plan Administrator
Navajo Nation, Department of Retirement Services
2014 Boston Conference

 This was my second time attending your conference, and I will definitely be back! Both at the Boston and the Chicago conference (a few years ago), provided excellent materials and presentations, and very timely topics. Both times I came back with multiple “to do” items for HR and our Board of Directors.  

Michelle L. Brickwedde
VP, Human Resources & Administration
Navy Mutual
2014 Boston Conference

 Well organized and worthwhile.  This is my first time attending.  I was pleased with the content, speakers and location.  Thank you!  

Susan V. Dachille
Executive Vice President
Presbyterian Senior Care
2014 Boston Conference

 UCS has brought together some truly great professionals for a first rate educational conference.  

Marcella (Marcie) Kaminski
Senior Manager, Benefit Planning
Pilkington North America, Inc.
2014 Boston Conference

 This was an excellent
conference.  

Victoria de Jesus
Human Resource Vice President
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez
2014 Boston Conference

 I have been attending the Mid-Sized Retirement Conferences for a number of years.  I am continually drawn back because of the relevance of the program agendas, the excellence of the speakers, and the many opportunities to interact with my peers during the scheduled sessions and in more informal networking settings.  Every retirement plan fiduciary will benefit from this program and I plan on attending again next year.  

Leo Stanley
Member, Board of Directors
eQ Health Solutions
2014 Boston Conference

 Great conference! Relevant topics and I had a difficult time choosing between multiple sessions. I could only be in one at a time!  

Tricia Zichello
Manager, Benefits
K. Hovanian Homes
2014 Boston Conference

 I am a big supporter of this conference. Such a good combination of facts and fun!  

Robin Kreitner
Vice President of Human Resources
Safilo USA
2014 Boston Conference

 As a first timer, I am so excited in attending this conference!  

Lillian Rivera
Manager, Human Resources
ASIA International
2014 Boston Conference

 This is my favorite conference and sixth time attending. I always go home with valuable information and a task list. I appreciate that the conference focuses on retirement and healthcare since I oversee both.  

Caroline McKenzie
Benefits Administrator
Pinnacle Healthcare
2014 San Francisco Conference

 The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference allows me to spend two and a half days with peers to get relevant information to benefit our plan participants. The sessions are on issues we are facing now or will be in the near future. The session "Covering the Bases" by SWBC says it all! It is one of the best uses of funds I spend all year. 

George A. DeBord
Chief Financial Officer
Oriana House
2014 San Francisco Conference

 As usual, an excellent conference. All the speakers were informative, engaging and knowledgeable. This is the best conference of its type with everyone focused on education and involvement!  

Ron Thomas
VP Human Resources
Eagle Transport Corporation
2014 San Francisco Conference

 Through the networking opportunities and workshop sessions, it is very easy to pick up some ideas that more than pay for the
conference.  

Bob Foley
Director of Employee Benefits
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
2014 San Francisco Conference

 I have been receiving the flyer for this conference for about five years and never committed the time to attend. I am glad I finally did. The information is timely and invaluable, and I can see myself attending again and bringing my HR director.  

Bakul Patel
Vice President, Finance
Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 This is one of the best conferences I attend every year.  The selection of topics is broad and the speakers are excellent.  I appreciate the focus on mid-sized company plans and issues, since many conferences are geared to much larger organizations.  

Theresa Michael
Human Resource Director
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 I got lots of great ‘to dos’ for the next investment committee meeting I will be scheduling.  And oh, yeah—I'll go home and read my plan documents!  

Judith Meeter
Controller
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 Excellent conference.  Far exceeded my expectations.  Better than some of the SHRM conferences
I've attended.  

Thomas Alinen
AVP, Human Resources
Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 I attend this conference each year because it has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for navigating the constantly changing laws that impact benefits programs today.  

Andrea Lucky
Director, Human Resources
Toray Composites (America), Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 Speakers were great!  Knowledgeable and entertaining!  

Traci Meyer
Employee Benefits Coordinator
Cavender's Boot City
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference is by far the most informative, up-to-date conference I have attended!  My questions were answered about so many topics; I came back to work ready to hit the floor running.  My boss is very impressed with the information I brought back—information I will be able to use immediately.  

Jill Rucker, PHR
Human Resources Manager
H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 Excellent material, and the access to experts was invaluable.  It was a wonderful opportunity to ramp up my knowledge and boost my career!  

Lacie Priest
Benefits Manager
Park National Bank
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 I'm a one-person HR and Benefits Department.  This conference is great to get updated on retirement, health and wellness in one place.  

Randy Westman
Human Resources Manager
Johnson Machine Works, Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

 I have attended numerous conferences throughout my career; the Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Conference ranks as one of the best. The topics are timely; the sessions are interactive, providing for hands-on, valuable training; and the energetic networking between participants adds to the dynamics of the conference.  

Jill Kopanis, SPHR
Corporate Director, Human Resources
Dynamic Dies, Inc.
2013 Atlanta Conference

 Awesome opportunity to network, learn and evaluate the changing times and events in the ‘Benefits World,’ while containing cost to employers by attending combined sessions such as this (retirement and healthcare).  

Patricia R. Ball
Insurance & Benefits Administrator
Electro-Mechanical Corporation
2013 Atlanta Conference

 The conference provided excellent, well-planned and comprehensive sessions.  All HR professionals involved in health and welfare should attend.  

Janet Turner-Ezell
Manager, Benefits and Compliance
Apex Systems, Inc.
2012 Las Vegas Conference

 An exciting and extraordinary conference in both retirement and healthcare plan management.  Thank you!  

Jacklyn C. Cordell
Office Specialist
Navajo Nation, Department of Retirement Services
2012 Las Vegas Conference

 This conference does a great job tying healthcare and retirement benefits together and provides the tools and resource information to ensure successful relationships with our employees.  Time very
well spent!  

Stephanie Koch
Human Resources Manager
Tampa Armature Works, Inc.
2012 Chicago Conference

 I return to these conferences year after year because each time I get real, specific, actionable information that helps me bring the very best to my employees.  

Heidi DeLisle
Director, Talent Acquisition & Development
A.W. Hastings & Co., LLC
2012 Chicago Conference

 Great conference!  

Sharon Broadwater
Vice President, People Development/Employee Benefits
Savage Companies
2012 Chicago Conference

 Excellent educational opportunity to tap into the latest concepts in health and welfare benefits.  

Dawn Klunk
Benefits Representative
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
2012 Chicago Conference

 This conference continues to meet my expectations and helps me to be the best at managing our company's benefit program.  

Carol Vinca
Benefits Manager
Zippo Manufacturing Co.
2012 Orlando Conference

 I’ve been before.  Excellent workshops.  I always leave with a laundry list of ‘to dos’/new ideas.  

Deedria Burchfield
Retirement Plan Specialist
EverBank
2012 Orlando Conference