Our popular “Meet the Speaker” series, featuring interviews with speakers at the 22nd Annual NASPP Conference, is a great way to get to know our many distinguished speakers and find out a little more about their sessions in advance of the Conference.
For today's "Meet the Speaker" interview, we feature an interview with Maria DeAndrea of UBS Financial Services, who will lead the session "Don’t Gamble With Retirement Eligibility: Advice to Boost Your Odds of Compliance." Here is what Maria had to say:
NASPP: What is the most critical thing NASPP Conference attendees need to know about your topic?
Maria: Retirement eligibility isn't something that is optional!
NASPP: What common mistake do companies make and how can they avoid it?
Maria: Some common mistakes may be not having a retirement eligibility process at all or not including all the populations that need to be considered.
NASPP: What is the silver lining to your topic?
Maria: The silver lining is that once the process is in place it usually isn't hard to maintain going forward.
NASPP: If you had a store on Etsy, what would you sell in it?
Maria: I love to bake so I would probably sell cookies and baked goods.
Don’t miss Maria’s session “Don’t Gamble With Retirement Eligibility: Advice to Boost Your Odds of Compliance” at the NASPP Conference!
About the NASPP Conference
The 22nd Annual NASPP Conference will be held from September 29-October 2 in Las Vegas. This year's program features 60+ sessions on today's most timely topics in stock compensation; check out the full agenda and register today!
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