ASPPA History Website Launches

By John Ortman • March 02, 2016 • 0 Comments
A new website dedicated to ASPPA’s rich history at the forefront of the retirement industry is now online!

Featuring videos, photos from the ASPPA archives and documents from past presidents, members and other sources, the ASPPA history website celebrates our contributions to the pension and retirement industry and the actuarial profession — and the people who made it all happen. It’s designed to complement the ASPPA history book currently in progress, and includes photos and documents uncovered in the course of researching, writing and editing the book. Featured are:

  • Photos from ASPPA Annual Conferences going back to the 1974 conference, held a month after ERISA was signed into law, and more.
  • Documents from the ASPPA archives and other sources, including the 1966 certificate of incorporation, ASPPA Presidents’ speeches, scripts of tributes to Chet Salkind and Ed Burrows, articles from The Pension Actuary by prominent leaders of the past, and more.
  • Videos, starting with ones marking ASPPA’s 25th anniversary in 1991 (featuring founder Harry T. Eidson) and previewing this year’s 50th anniversary celebration.

You’ll also find some background on the work-in-progress ASPPA history book, Leading the Evolution: ASPPA’s 50 Years at the Forefront of the Retirement Industry, coming in October.

We’ll be adding new photos, videos and documents on a regular basis. When we do, we’ll let you know in an ASPPA Connect post. Check it all out at, or click on “ASPPA History” in the “About” section of ASPPA Net.