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Western Pensions & Benefits Council History

A 70 Year History Of Serving Pension Specialists

The Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) was founded in 1954 to address the educational needs of pension specialists. Through the years, WP&BC has expanded their scope and to include education opportunities for those with responsibilities in the health and welfare fields. Today, the WP&BC is recognized as one of the premier educational and professional organizations in the western United States for the dynamic field of employee benefits

WP&BC is a tax exempt educational organization with a Governing Board consisting of all Chapter Presidents and an Executive Committee appointed from their ranks. The world of employee benefits is constantly changing. Today, more than ever, you need the tools and resources to effectively manage your responsibilities as a benefits professional.

WP&BC Salt Lake Chapter History

The Salt Lake City Chapter is a part of the WP&BC.

Our local membership is made up of pension and benefit professionals. We host several events throughout the year bringing our members together to share ideas and solve issues that we all face in our daily business lives. 

If you are interested in being part of our group, please visit our membership page!

Our WP&BC Salt Lake City Chapter 2022-2023 Board Members

Salt Lake City Officers
Diane Nesbit, Larson & Co

Vice President
Stephanie Fawson, CBIZ MHM

Past President
Taylor Dance, GBS Retire

Brad Lowe, Kirton & McConkie

Doug Myers, WSRP

Salt Lake City Board of Directors

Brad Lowe, Kirton McConkie

Diane Nesbit, Larson & Co

Amy Powell, Clyde Companies

John Walch, Durham Jones & Pinnegar 

Greg Fowler, HealthEquity

Doug Myers, WSRP

Stephanie Fawson, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Sue Hardy, National Benefit Services

Taylor DanceGBS Retire

Wendy Lewis, UMA Financial Services

Past Presidents
Taylor Dance, 2021-2023
Brad Lowe, 2019-2021
Jesse Hansen: 2018-2019
Lori Reay: 2015-2018
Grant Halvorsen: 2014-2015
Greg Fowler: 2013-2014
Kerri Hodgson: 2011-2013
Brent Ayre: 2009-2011
Jeri Jolley: 2007-2009
John Armknecht: 2005-2007
Ralph Morrison: 2004-2005
Sandi Kinney: 2002-2004
Jacqueline Jensen: 2000-2002
Joan D. Glenn: 1998-2000
Ralph Hansen: 1997-1998
Scott Czaja: 1995-1997
Greg Burnett: 1994-1995
John Madsen: 1993-1994

Please feel free to reach out to WPBC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

155 N 400 W
STE 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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