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NAPA

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Plan Advisors has opened its search for the nation’s top defined contribution wholesalers, who work in support of the nation’s leading retirement plan advisors.

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Plan Advisors officially welcomed Jania Stout as its 2019-2020 President at the opening session of the 2019 NAPA 401(k) Summit.

Stout is Practice Leader and co-founder (in 2014) of Fiduciary Plan Advisors at Hightower, in Owings Mills, MD. Previously she founded the Fiduciary Consulting Group at PSA, growing the practice from $300 million to nearly $3 billion from 2009 to 2014. She began her career at ADP’s Retirement Solutions Division, and has also served as a senior account executive at Fidelity Investments.

ARA

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2019) — An exceptional panel of retirement association leaders will inspire and engage attendees at a unique event for women working with retirement plans.

In addition to an innovative agenda with content built by women advisors and third-party administrators (TPAs) for women, history will be made as women leaders across the five American Retirement Association (ARA) organizations will gather on one stage at the upcoming Women in Retirement Conference (WiRC). This exclusive American Retirement Association Women in Leadership Roundtable includes:

ARLINGTON, VA (May 21, 2019) — Marcy Supovitz, former president of the American Retirement Association, and founding President of the National Association of Plan Advisors, has been named to the ERISA Advisory Council.

ARLINGTON, VA – The nation’s private retirement system depends on the employers who take on the responsibility for creating and sustaining workplace retirement plans – and the nation’s leading information and advocacy resource for plan sponsors has developed a new program to help them do just that – at no cost.

ARLINGTON, VA – Middle-class American retirement savers could pay the price of new legislation targeting financial transactions.

“It’s called the Wall Street Tax Act, but it’s really a Main Street savings attack,” said Brian Graff, CEO of the American Retirement Association.

ARLINGTON, VA – In response to trademark infringement litigation recently initiated by CFA Institute, the American Retirement Association has issued the following statement:

“We were extremely disappointed that CFA Institute chose to file a civil lawsuit regarding alleged trademark infringement, rather than allow the administrative tribunal of the US Patent and Trademark Office to conclude its review of the merits of their claims, a process which was already underway.

ASPPA

PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program.

ACOPA

ARLINGTON, VA — In response to unilateral actions taken by the American Academy of Actuaries, the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), part of the American Retirement Association (ARA) has taken steps in defense of its members, and the actuarial profession at large.

NTSA

ARLINGTON, VA – In an effort to improve the understanding of retirement planning options and improve participation rates in 403(b) plans, the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has created a comprehensive retirement educational program that is available to school districts and their employees across America. 

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