NICSA Honors MVP Award Winners at 2014 Strategic Leadership Forum

Contact:  Alyssa Gagen
Director of Social Media and Marketing, NICSA


McLean, VA, February 10, 2014—NICSA announces the winners of the 2014 MVP Award at the NICSA Strategic Leadership Forum held from February 9-11, 2014 in Hollywood, FL.

With over 200 NICSA member firm associates represented, NICSA committees work year-round to provide NICSA with the content, resources, and events to keep NICSA members up-to-date on best practices throughout the industry.

Each year, NICSA recognizes volunteers whose sustained contributions over the past year were deemed exceptional by the committees’ co-chairs.

A list of all the 2014 award winners follows:

Alternative Investment Committee
Winner: Andrew Dougherty

Compliance & Risk Management Committee
Winners: Deborah Seidel and Todd Cipperman

Gatekeeper Servicing Committee
Winner: Brenda Bittermann

East Coast Regional Committee
Winner: Lois Rettinger

Midwest Regional Committee
Winner: Sandy Morris

Retirement Committee
Winner: Mary Schleinschok

Technology & Innovation Committee
Winner: Ed Marcarelli

Transfer Agent Committee
Winner: Patrick Campbell

Webinar Advisory Committee
Winner: Eileen Storz-Salino

West Coast Regional Committee
Winner: Ian McCoy

“Every year, we recognize a group of individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said Theresa Hamacher, President, NICSA.  “Our NICSA committee members have played an integral part in helping NICSA achieve its overall goal of collaboration on industry best practices.”

For more information about NICSA’s committees, visit our website at

NICSA is the leading provider of independent education and networking forums to professionals in the global investment management community. It is a network of nearly 10,000 business professionals from within the investment management industry and the firms that support the industry, including mutual fund complexes, investment management companies, custodian banks, transfer agents and independent providers of specialized products and services. The Association consists of corporate member firms with offices operating in major financial centers around the world. Membership fees are surprisingly small, yet the benefits of membership are anything but. NICSA offers the most comprehensive range of services in the industry, allowing members to learn, network and share best practices locally, nationally and globally. Visit