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NAPA Welcomes Stout as President

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.

She has served on the NAPA Leadership Council since 2014. Stout’s team was honored with NAPA’s 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award in 2013, and she has been named to NAPA’s Top Women Advisors list in multiple years. She is also a board member of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and serves as the commissioner of the LTRC Lacrosse league in Maryland.

Stout acknowledged the contributions and accomplishments of Jeff Acheson, NAPA’s 2018-2019 President, presenting her predecessor with a special award thanking him for guiding the organization through its seventh year.

Other changes on the NAPA Leadership Council for 2019-2020 include:

Last year’s Vice President, Pat Wenzel, Managing Director–Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, in Houston, TX, is this year’s President-Elect.

Alex Assaley, Principal, AFS 401(k) Retirement Services in Bethesda, MD, replaces Wenzel as Vice President.

Jeff Acheson replaces his predecessor, 2017-2018 President Paul D’Aiutolo, as an ex officio member.

 Kevin Mahoney of Raymond James replaces Assaley as an at-large member.

Brendan McCarthy of Nuveen joins the LC as a Firm Partner representative, replacing Yaqub Ahmed of Franklin Templeton.

About NAPA:
The National Association of Plan Advisors was created by and for retirement plan advisors. Membership is also open to other retirement industry professionals who support the interests of plan advisors. NAPA is the only advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors.

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