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NTSA Names Glassey as New Executive Director

ARLINGTON, VA (March 21, 2021) – The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has named Nathan Glassey as its Executive Director, effective immediately.

Glassey joins NTSA, part of the American Retirement Association, with nearly two decades of experience in the non-profit sector at National Benefit Services, LLC, most recently as Vice President, Non-ERISA Retirement Services. He currently serves on the NTSA Leadership Council. Formed in 1989, the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) represents more than 6,300 practitioners, agencies, and corporate members who work with public sector retirement plans.

“Nate’s extensive experience and his previous contributions as a member of NTSA’s Leadership Council will allow him to hit the ground running,” noted Brian H. Graff, Esq., APM, Chief Executive Officer of the ARA.  “The past two years have been extraordinarily challenging for workers and employers in the non-profit sector, and we look forward to Nate’s leadership in the months ahead.”

“I’ve dedicated my career to the support and enhancement of retirement security for non-ERISA plans and been a passionate member and volunteer of NTSA for many years,” said Glassey.  “I am committed to the mission of the organization, excited about the future, and honored to have an opportunity to serve in a leadership role here”. 

Glassey takes over the helm from Mark Luckinbill, who, after leading led the organization through the second year of the COVID pandemic, has decided to pursue new challenges within the industry. In addition to continued advocacy on behalf of 403(b) and 457 plan advisors, Luckinbill’s tenure saw continued growth of NTSA, expanding and enhancing its NTSA Certified Retirement Education Specialist (CRES) certificate, and returning to a live and highly successful national conference event in February. 

“Working at the American Retirement Association, supporting an industry dedicated to helping Americans retire successfully, has been a terrific experience,” said Luckinbill. “The ARA staff and all the NTSA volunteers are a passionate group of professionals. I look forward to continuing to work amongst them as I move on to the next phase of my career.”

“We very much appreciate Mark’s leadership and contributions during a difficult period,” said Graff. We wish him much success in his new venture.”


About the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

Formed in 1989, the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) represents more than 6,300 practitioners, agencies, and corporate members. For more than a quarter century, NTSA has been nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise about 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.


About the American Retirement Association

The American Retirement Association, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a non-profit professional organization established to educate all types of retirement plan professionals, and to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement plan system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy. The American Retirement Association is comprised of five premier retirement industry associations: the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), the American Society of Enrolled Actuaries (ASEA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), the Plan Sponsor Council of America, and the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA).


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