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NTSA Congratulates 2021 Ford Volunteer Service Honorees

ARLINGTON, VA –The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association, part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), is pleased to acknowledge the recipients of the NTSA 2021 Richard Ford Volunteer Service Award..

The NTSA Richard Ford Volunteer Service Award was established in the NTSA’s 30th anniversary year in honor of the unique, lifelong volunteer efforts of Richard Ford, a lively and dedicated NTSA volunteer since the organization was established.  The award demonstrates to the retirement industry, tax-exempt and nonprofit communities—as well as clients and their supporting parties—that the excellence and social responsibility represented by NTSA members enhances their unique relationships.

Joining the inaugural 2020 Awardees David Blask, Donna Caloia and Lisa Stubbs are:

  • Tamara Indianer, CFP®, AIF®, CRES, Regional Vice President, New England Lincoln Investment, Waltham, MA
  • Adam Pearce, CFP®, CRES, Lincoln Investment, Phoenix AZ 
  • Kent Schutte, CFP, TGPC, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, President, EFS Financial Advisors, Cambridge, MN

“What diverse, successful lives they lead—in the retirement industry promoting NTSA and positive client outcomes, as well as in their communities, giving back in meaningful, deep and broad ways,” said NTSA 2020 Past President Kristine J. Coffey, CPC, QPFA, CRES. “Tamara, Adam and Kent clearly are role models and our beacons for hopeful futures.” They.

The Richard Ford Volunteer Service Award will be presented in person at the NTSA 2021 Summit Award Luncheon, Monday, June 28, 2021.

The NTSA also wishes to thank the Richard Ford Volunteer Service Award Judging Committee:

  • Randy Aranowitz, Kades Margolis, NTSA 2014 Inaugural Elite Advisor;
  • Susan Diehl, QPA, CPC, ERPA, PenServ Plan Services, NTSA Bob D. Schiller Awardee;
  • Kevin Twohy, PlanMember; and
  • Kristine J. Coffey, CPC, CPFA, CRES, Senior Advisor to the committee, Chair of the NTSA Awards Committee.

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


About the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

Formed in 1989, the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA), a division of the American Retirement Association, represents nearly 6000 practitioners, agencies, and corporate members. For nearly three decades, NTSA has been nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise with regard to public-sector retirement plans. NTSA represents its membership in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country to address issues and design retirement plans that improve employee outcomes. NTSA also provides high-quality education, professional development, and information resources for those involved in the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.

Media Contact:  Nevin E. Adams, JD, Chief Content Officer, American Retirement Association
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