The award recognizes individuals for their time and dedication to the NTSA and to the 403(b)/457 industry.

ARLINGTON, VA, December 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has honored Susan J. Jennings with its Bob D. Schiller Award for her lifetime achievements and meritorious service.

The NTSA Bob D. Schiller Award recognizes individuals who have given freely of themselves their time and resources to the NTSA and to the 403(b)/457 industry — individuals who have gone above and beyond expectations. It is named in memory of Bob Schiller, an enthusiastic supporter of the NTSA who devoted his time and energy to its success.

Jennings is Vice President and Director of Government Relations for the National Life Group, a company with which she has been associated for almost 30 years. In that role, she provides strategic guidance on corporate initiatives and potential retirement savings markets and, as an advocate of behalf of the company, she promotes federal and state governmental policies that assist teachers and other government employees save for retirement.

She is the past Chair of the Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers (TALHI) and served as Chair of the TALHI PAC. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC) and the Government Affairs Committee of the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA). Susan also is a voting member of the Federal Legislative Strategy Committee and Retirement Plans Committee of the American Council of Life Insurance (ACLI).

Named by her peers as a Fellow of the American Bar Endowment in 2008, Susan was honored for her work in several capacities in the American Bar Association (ABA)/Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). She also is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and is the past Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section. As a volunteer, Susan is the past Moderator of the Deacons at Highland Park Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Park Cities Republican Women’s Club, La Fiesta De Las Seis Banderas and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League.

She has a B.A. in Political Science/Journalism from Indiana University, J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law and an LLM in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She is a CLU and FLMI with a designation in Pensions.

“Susan has been a long-standing contributor to the NTSA Government Affairs Committee and a committed champion for public policy that promotes and protects workplace savings solutions,” said NTSA Executive Director Brent Neese.

About the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

Formed in 1989, the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA) represents nearly 6,000 practitioners, agencies and corporate members. For nearly three decades, NTSA has been nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise with regard to public-sector retirement plans. The NTSA represents its membership in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country to address issues and design retirement plans that improve employee outcomes. NTSA also provides high-quality education, professional development and information resources for those involved in the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace. For more information visit

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