About the Association




The ESOP Association, founded in 1978, the largest employer sponsored advocacy and education association focused on retirement savings in America, is a national non-profit membership organization, with 18 local Chapters, serving approximately 2,900 employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) companies, professionals with a commitment to ESOPs, and companies considering the implementation of an ESOP.

The Association’s focus is on preserving and promoting employee stock ownership through the ESOP structure. Enhancing laws before Congress and regulatory agencies that govern ESOPs and providing its members with expert educational ESOP programming and information are its main concentrations.


The ESOP Association has adopted a new Strategic Plan. The Plan discusses issues important to members, the Association, and the affiliated Employee Ownership Foundation including: outreach, programs & services, membership value & retention, collaboration & competition, governance structure & management, and advocacy. Following are links to the new Strategic Plan:
Text version of TEA Strategic Plan
PowerPoint version of TEA Strategic Plan

A Brief History of The ESOP Association (.pdf)

Code of Responsibility of an Association Member

Membership Application

For more information regarding The ESOP Association email membership@esopassociation.org or by phoning toll free 1(866) 366-3832.