Who Are Nevin & Fred?


Nevin E. Adams, JD

Now “retired” (whatever that means), Nevin is the former Chief Content Officer and Head of Retirement Research for the American Retirement Association, where he was responsible for the media business of the association, including the development and deployment of all association media (e.g., websites, newsletters, print and digital publications), including stewardship of social media accounts and media relations for its sister organizations. 

After roughly two decades of working with workplace retirement plans, Nevin pivoted into a career writing about those issues courtesy of a workplace “hobby” he christened “NewsDash”. Having developed that publication into the nation’s leading source of retirement plan information as PLANSPONSOR’s Editor-in-Chief he went on to launch PLANADVISER and PLANSPONSOR Europe before joining the Employee Benefit Research Institute as Director of Education and External Relations and Co-Director of EBRI’s Center for Research on Retirement Income. He joined what became the American Retirement Association in 2014, where his writing and speaking on a broad range of retirement topics continues to illuminate and provide commentary on the most significant issues challenging America’s private retirement system.

Fred Reish

Fred’s practice focuses on fiduciary responsibility, and prohibited transaction and plan qualification issues, including DOL investigations and IRS audits. He has been recognized as one of the “legends” of the retirement industry by both PlanSponsor and PlanAdviser magazines. He has also been given lifetime achievement awards by Institutional Investor and PlanSponsor publications and received recognition by the Internal Revenue Service for his contributions to the retirement community.