Great networking and education, close to home.

Chapter events and activities are a great way to stay engaged with your local ESOP community throughout the year. Meet your fellow employee owners, ESOP executives, and local service providers, often within a short drive.

The ESOP Association offers local and regional events through our chapters in every state.
Connect with others providing services to ESOP companies.

The ESOP Professionals’ Forum is a unique opportunity to get cutting edge information, gain new insights, and forge new professional bonds with fellow services providers to the ESOP community.

The 2020 ESOP Professionals Forum will be held in New Orleans
Get credit for your great communication!

You’ve done excellent work communicating about your ESOP all year long—now it’s time to get credit for it! Enter the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence by Feb. 3 and strut your stuff for the rest of The ESOP Association!

AACE Awards for excellent ESOP Communications
Help us change the world for the better.

The world needs more engaged workforces, companies that are built to survive, and employees who profit when businesses profit. The world needs more ESOPs. Help us make a better world, one with more employee owners.

Bernie Sanders meets with Employee Owners at our 2019 National Conference

What is an ESOP?

What is

In the simplest terms, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan. But, in reality, it is much more than that: ESOPs motivate employees, increase productivity, improve worker retention, keep jobs local, contribute to business longevity, and so much more.

We are the largest Employee Ownership advocacy organization in the world

We are the largest Employee Ownership advocacy organization in the world

For over 43 years, The ESOP Association has successfully represented the interests of millions of Employee Owners and their companies in Washington, DC and state capitols across the nation.  The ability to form and operate an Employee Stock Ownership Plan is fundamentally rooted in the laws that were passed to allow their existence.  The ESOP Association’s Advocacy on public policy remains one of the most important services provided by the Association to our members.

During the last four decades, The ESOP Association has been called upon to promote new ideas that would make Employee Ownership more accessible and to protect the tax laws that make employee ownership financially and structurally feasible.  You can learn more about this important history of success, and become part of that movement yourself, in our Advocacy section.

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UPCOMING ESOP ASSOCIATION EVENTS

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Hawaii Chapter - 2020 C-Suite Workshop & Member Lunch

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New Orleans, LA
2020 Professionals' Forum

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Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter - 2020 Winter Conference

Insights for every employee owner

Freedom and Ownership are the Pillars to Success

Freedom and Ownership are the Pillars to Success

Editor’s Note: As part of this year’s Employee Ownership Month celebration, we asked our members to share, in their own words, what being an employer means to them.

By Leila Castañeda, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Rincon Technology, Inc.

When I first interviewed for the position at Rincon Technology, I was asked to describe the life I always wanted to live; it was a question I had never been asked before by a potential employer. My shoulders and expression relaxed. Lost in thought, contemplating the request, I responded: “freedom.”

SOMETHING FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE OWNER

ESOP Association Offers over 150 local events and 6 national events a year

National Meetings

Gather with fellow employee owners, ESOP company executives, and professional service providers from across the country at one of our national meetings.

The ESOP Association Members have access to all of our membership benefits

Chapter Membership

Join TEA and you are automatically enrolled in your state or regional chapter. Network with your peers and get great educational content at local chapter meetings.

The ESOP Association Digital Workgroups will launch in early 2020!

Digital Networking

Our online communities are your one-stop-shop for connecting with your peers and quickly getting answers to your most pressing questions. (Coming in early 2020.)

The ESOP Association is the only organization that advocates on behalf of all employee owners.

ESOP Advocacy

Receive materials, training, and tools to help you connect with your legislators and make a powerful impression.

The ESOP Association has many free and members-only resources available to assist current and prospective employee owners.

Resources

Read our newsletter, the ESOP Report, or check out the ESOP Blog. See or latest survey data or get invaluable introductions to key ESOP concepts in our ESOP Briefs.

The ESOP Association has many award categories for outstanding employee owners and employee owned companies.

Awards

Learn from the outstanding companies, owners, and industry professionals through TEA’s array of awards programs.  

Executive Liability INSURANCE

ESOP Association Executive Liability Insurance through Murray Insurance

Now in it’s 30th year and serving more than 300 ESOP companies across the country, the Executive Liability Insurance Program, provided through a partnership with Great American Insurance Group, offers insurance protection to ESOP Association members in a wide variety of areas, including: 

  • Cyber liability. 

  • Fiduciary liability. 

  • D&O. 

  • Crime. 

  • Employment practices liability.  

Don’t miss out on comprehensive and affordable insurance protection for your ESOP company and executives.