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by NRPC | Oct 06, 2016
Originally Published by IRI here.

IRI Receives a Power of A Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) was recognized last evening by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) as a 2016 recipient of the Power of A Silver Award. IRI was honored for its efforts leading the National Retirement Planning Coalition, a group of more than 40 organizations that work to promote retirement planning and disseminate retirement planning resources to consumers.

“On behalf of our members and all our coalition partners, we are delighted to be recognized for this important work,” said Cathy Weatherford, IRI President and CEO. “Our goal in leading the coalition is simple — we believe that if all Americans plan ahead they will have the opportunity to reach their retirement goals and achieve financial security and dignity in retirement. We encourage any and all who share this belief and have a passion for helping consumers to partner with us in this endeavor.”

The National Retirement Planning Coalition includes financial literacy groups, consumer advocacy and education organizations, research institutions, state insurance departments and professional associations. The coalition manages a website offering consumers retirement planning resources and organizes National Retirement Planning Week® each year to urge Americans to develop, review and update their retirement plans. 

Last year’s National Retirement Planning Week® campaign generated 1.5 billion media impressions valued at $12 million, and was recognized by nearly 90 Members of Congress, Governors, Mayors as well as state agencies and insurance departments. National Retirement Planning Week® 2017 is scheduled for April 3-7, 2017. For more information on the work of the coalition and National Retirement Planning Week®, please visit

About the National Retirement Planning Coalition: The National Retirement Planning Coalition is led by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). Members of the coalition include: America Saves; American Academy of Actuaries; American Benefits Council; American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); American Savings Education Council (ASEC); Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE); Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies; Center for Retirement Research at Boston College; Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA); Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA); Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI); Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) of the U.S. General Services Administration; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation; Financial Services Institute (FSI); Financial Services Roundtable (FSR); Iowa Insurance Division; Jump$tart Coalition; Life Insurance Association of Michigan; Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY); LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute; Louisiana Department of Insurance; MANA, A National Latina Organization (MANA); Minnesota Department of Commerce; Mississippi Department of Insurance; National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI); National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA); National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA); National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE); National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC); NICSA; Securing MI Financial Future, Michigan DIFS; Society of Actuaries; Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers; The American College; The Aspen Institute; Wisconsin Council of Life Insurers; Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER); and WorldatWork. 

About the ASAE Power of A Awards: ASAE created the Power of A Awards to showcase how associations leverage their unique resources to solve problems, advance industry/professional performance, kick start innovation and improve world conditions. Associations are involved in activities every day that make a substantial, positive impact on our lives. Learn more at

About the Insured Retirement Institute: The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is the leading association for the retirement income industry. IRI proudly leads a national consumer coalition of 40 organizations, and is the only association that represents the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies. IRI members are the major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors, and 150,000 financial professionals. As a not-for-profit organization, IRI provides an objective forum for communication and education, and advocates for the sustainable retirement solutions Americans need to help achieve a secure and dignified retirement. Learn more at