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ntsa | January 24, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association, part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), is proud to acknowledge the recipients of its Richard Ford Volunteer Service Awards for 2022.

This year’s honorees are Nathan Glassey, TPGC, QKA, CRES of National Benefit Services (Farmington, UT) and Philip Kim, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, RICP®, CRES of Signature Wealth Concepts (Phoenix, AZ).

The Richard Ford Volunteer Service Awards honor and promote NTSA members’ volunteer and service work in two areas, both with NTSA in their tax-exempt retirement industry markets and with the members’ own non-profit communities. NTSA volunteerism, with NTSA standing committees and projects through the NTSA member’s donation of time and talent in ways that are extraordinary, unique and valuable. And community service, either locally or nationally, through the NTSA members donation of time and talent in ways that are significant, innovative and meaningful.

“Our 2022 awardees are the epitome of role models for NTSA members, their clients and their communities,” said Kris Coffey, CPC, CPFA, CRES, Chair of the NTSA Awards Committee. “Our industry and our world are better places because of the extraordinary, significant works of the Ford Volunteer Service Awardees.”

On the NTSA side, Glassey has led the NTSA Business Intelligence Committee for several years, producing significant white papers; he also has been active with the NTSA Strategic Partner Council trade group, the CRES, government affairs, the Professional Education Committee and the TGPC task force. Kim leads the NTSA CRES special project, has contributed meaningfully to and presented at the NTSA Summit, and has been active with the Elite Advisor Council, the Management Committee and the Leadership Council.

In their communities, Glassey is active with the Wasatch Front Football League, as well as FORZA Futbol Club, Utah Avalanche Soccer Club, the Boy Scouts of American and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kim works in promoting underprivileged and minorities business communities through Brighterway Institute, as well as ACEL.

Glassey and Kim will be honored at the NTSA 2022 Awards Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, as part of the NTSA 2022 Summit. NTSA members join forces with NTSA itself in promoting and supporting their awardees’ community service.

The Award Judging Committee is chaired by Sue Diehl, QPA, CPC, ERPA, BCF, PenServ Plan Services, with the following judges: Randy Aranowitz CLU, TGPC, CLTC, Kades-Margolis; David Blask, CPC, TGPC, AIF®, CRES, Lincoln Investment; Michael Goldberg, Equitable; Kevin Twohy, PlanMember; and Teresa Ward, Invesco.

The Richard Ford Volunteer Service Awards are established in honor of the unique, lifelong volunteer efforts of Richard Ford, a lively and dedicated NTSA volunteer for its whole life. Ford was also an extraordinary community volunteer and promotor as well.

Previous Awardees include for 2021: Tamara Indianer, CFP® AIF®, CRES, Lincoln Investment; Adam Pearce, CFP®, Lincoln Investment; and Kent Schutte, TPGC, CRES, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, EFS Advisors; and for the inaugural year of 2020: David Blask, CPC, TGPC, AIF®, CRES, Lincoln Investment; Donna Caloia, CRES, Lincoln Investment; and Lisa Stubbs, Security Benefit.

More information about the NTSA Richard Ford Volunteer Service Award is available at


About the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association is the Division of the American Retirement Association (ARA) which focuses on the needs of the tax-exempt and non-profit marketplace by leading, advocating and educating with their diverse, professional membership of financial advisors, consultants, administrators, and product creators and providers, all dedicated to meeting client needs. Formed in 1989, NTSA is nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise. Its more than 6,000 members provide consulting and administrative services for 403(b), 457(b) and ERISA non-profit plans in their target markets: k-14, higher education, healthcare, church, non-profit, 457(b) and Taft Hartley.

Media Contact:  Nevin E. Adams, JD, Chief Content Officer, American Retirement Association
703.516.9300 Ext 114, [email protected]

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