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Benefits Workshops

Montclair State University’s Benefits team schedules employee workshops throughout the year on various topics. For more information about upcoming workshops, select one of the links below.

Maternity/Parenting Leave Workshops

The Maternity/Parenting Leave Workshop is designed to provide employees who are expecting a new child, considering adoption or want to plan a family with important leave-related information.

These workshops are open to all employees. Your participation is voluntary and confidential. Workshops will be held during the lunch hour, so please feel free to bring your own lunch. Materials will be provided, but you may also bring a pen, pencil or mobile device to take notes.

The next workshop will be held:

  • To be scheduled

Retirement Counseling Sessions

As part of your retirement planning, you can schedule confidential one-on-one retirement counseling sessions with a financial advisor — all at no cost to you. These sessions can help you to:

  • enroll in a supplemental retirement savings plan
  • change an investment strategy
  • calculate long-term savings needed for retirement

Use the links below to view representative contact information and upcoming sessions with retirement plan vendors. RSVP today by contacting the appropriate vendor, as space is limited.


Prudential – ABP & 457 plans
Alicia Smith, 732-428-2314,
Date Time Location
1/14/2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Student Center, Room 415


VOYA – ABP & 403(b) plans
Frank Booth, 860-573-5673,
Date Time Location
1/29/2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CCIS, Room 328


TIAA – ABP & 403(b) plans
Tatiana Novozhilova, 201-498-8343,
Zaki Saoud,
Date Time Location
1/15/2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CCIS, Room 328
1/30/2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CCIS, Room 328


VALIC – ABP & 403(b) plans
Richard Grofsick, 973-902-8488,,
Henry Falquez,
Date Time Location
1/27/2020 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CCIS, Room 328


MetLife – ABP & 403b plans
David Sharpe,  201-207-6694,,
Elise Ornstein,
Date Time Location

Please contact your representatives below for individual one-on-one consultations:

AXA Equitable – ABP & 403b plans
David Lynch, 732-585-2451,

Mass Mutual – ABP & 403b plans
Ira Goldberg, 848-248-4353,