Chicago partner Ted Becker was recently honored as Outstanding Board of Governors Member at the Annual Conference of The ESOP Association. The award was presented at the Association’s 39th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 

Ted has served on the Association’s Board of Governors, and in numerous volunteer capacities for the Association – most recently as the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee on Fiduciary Issues and Chair of the DOL Subcommittees of that Committee and the Legislative & Regulatory Committee. Ted is also a Trustee of the Employee Ownership Foundation.  Over the years, Ted has worked tirelessly to promote the Association and employee ownership in America.  In presenting the Award to Ted on behalf of all the Association's Members, the Association's President noted Ted's contributions, including his coordination of the In-House ESOP Trustee Education program that trains over 250 ESOP company fiduciaries annually. 

The ESOP Association, founded in 1978, is a national non-profit membership organization and a leading voice for employee ownership. It is the largest employer-sponsored advocacy and education association focused on retirement savings in America for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), with 18 local Chapters, serving approximately 2,800 employee ESOP companies, professionals with a commitment to ESOPs, and companies considering the implementation of an ESOP.

The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.