After a career in employee benefits spanning more than three decades, Nevin Adams, Chief Content Officer of the American Retirement Association, has announced his “retirement” from that position, effective March 1, 2023.
During his eight-year tenure at ARA, Adams, one of the retirement industry’s most prolific writers, has transformed ARA’s publications, notably NAPA-Net, to “must read” status among retirement industry professionals for coverage of the latest trends in research, litigation, regulation and legislation.
Though he’s stepping back from day-to-day responsibilities, he will continue to contribute content to the ARA’s various publications, as well as content leadership for the nation’s largest and most successful retirement plan advisor conference, the NAPA 401(k) Summit. The popular “Nevin & Fred” podcast he launched with noted ERISA attorney Fred Reish will also continue under the ARA brand.
“Here at the American Retirement Association, we are pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the attainment of retirement,” noted Brian H. Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association. “We’re thankful and appreciative for the leadership and contributions Nevin has made, not only to our organization, but the private retirement system generally over his 30-plus years of service, and look forward to his future contributions here as well.”
Taking over the reins of the ARA’s media business from Adams will be John Sullivan, currently Editor-in-Chief of 401(k) Specialist, where in the space of a few short years, he has led the development of an innovative media platform for advisors, including a podcast series, and Top Advisor by Participant Outcomes (TAPO) recognition.
“Having long been an admirer of John’s work, we are pleased to have him lead the ARA media team as we develop new resources for the next generation of retirement plan professionals,” Graff said.
“Stepping into the large role left by Nevin will be a challenge, one I look forward to,” Sullivan added. “It’s impossible to replace his personality and professionalism, but I’m extremely excited to introduce innovations and ideas to capitalize on what he’s built for the benefit of the ARA, its members, and all working Americans.”
“It’s been an honor to be part of an organization that has made such a positive difference in retirement policy and Americans’ retirements,” Adams said. “I’ve enjoyed comparing notes and experiences with John over the years. We’ve been talking for a while now about finding an opportunity to actively collaborate, and now we have it. I’m really looking forward to this next phase of my career, as we continue to work together for Americans’ retirement security.”