UNH Welcomes Fidelity Executive To Discuss Challenges Of Future Retirees
Ellyn McColgan Is Featured Speaker at CEO Forum Sept. 21
Contact:  Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
September 6, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- With 78 million baby boomers steadily marching toward retirement, America faces a challenge of ensuring that future retirees are prepared to support themselves. At a special CEO Forum at the University of New Hampshire, Ellyn McColgan, president of Fidelity Brokerage Company, will examine the forces driving America's retirement challenge and outline steps that anyone can take to ensure they are financially prepared.

“As responsibility for financing retirement increasingly shifts from companies, institutions and the government onto the shoulders of individuals, securing a comfortable retirement has become a greater concern – and, for many, a greater challenge – than ever before,” McColgan says. “Fidelity research tells us that the average working American household will face a 40 percent pay cut in retirement due to a shortfall in savings, which is why every worker should have a financial plan, whether they’re four or 40 years away from retirement.”

McColgan will present “Confronting America’s Retirement Challenge” Sept. 21, 2006. The two-hour breakfast forum kicks off at 8 a.m. in Huddleston Hall on Main Street. Reserved parking is available in C-Lot.

To register for the Sept. 21 event or to become a member of the UNH CEO Forum, call Barbara Draper at 603-862-1107, or e-mail her at barbara.draper@unh.edu.

Initiated in 1997, the UNH CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The UNH CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood and Ocean National Bank. The Sept. 21 special program is being underwritten by Fidelity Investments. For more information about the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org/.