Chicago, IL, June 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 officers and new board members.
Ralph DelSesto, APR, is Vice President of TPA Distribution & Support Strategy for the 401(k) and 403(b) markets at ING, and will enter the role as President of NIPA’s board of directors on July 1, 2012. With nearly 20 years of experience in the retirement plan industry, DelSesto has held various positions at ING that plan management, information technology, and sales & marketing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from CCSU, a Series 6 and 26 registrations with FINRA and various industry related designations. DelSesto is located in Windsor, Conn.
Kristine Creighton, APA, QKA, will serve as NIPA’s President-elect for the 2012-2013 term. Creighton is the owner of Pension Plan Services, Inc., an independent third-party administration firm providing plan design, documents, recordkeeping, and administration for Employer Retirement plans, specifically for the small business employer. Creighton is based out of West Des Moines, Iowa.
Ann Slotwinski, APR, will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Slotwinski serves as Assistant Vice President of TPA Services for John Hancock Financial Services and has over 25 years of experience in the group insurance and pension industry, with a background in various functions for both U.S. and Canadian business. Slotwinski is based out of Boston.
James B. Eberhardt, APA, President, Pension Services Corporation, will remain on the Board of Director’s as Immediate Past President. In his current role, Eberhardt serves as president of Pension Services Corporation, where his primary expertise resides in Qualified Plan Administration with extensive knowledge in Group Medical Insurance, Key Employee Coverage, Non-Qualified deferred compensation and investment consulting. Eberhardt has more than 30 years in the retirement plan industry. Eberhardt is based out of Pasadena, Calif.
Patrick M. Shelton, GBA, is the Managing Member in Benefit Plans Plus, L.L.C and will serve on the executive committee for the 2012-2013 term. He has more than 20 years of retirement plan industry experience and is responsible for executing the firm’s business plan and over-all business development. In addition, he specializes in financial advisor relations, including 401k sales prospecting presentations, vendor searches and fiduciary consulting. Shelton is based out of St. Louis.
“Each member brings a high-level of industry knowledge, management experience and leadership to our association,” said Laura J. Rudzinski, Executive Director of NIPA. “Their insight and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance the business of retirement plan administration and enhance our continuing professional education offerings.”
Michael B. Stuber, QPA, ERPA, joins the board for the 2012-2013 term and will serve a three-year term. Stuber is Director of Pension Operations at Primark Benefits and has more than 25 years of experience in qualified pension plan consultation. Stuber provides complete administration, compliance and consulting services for all types of employee benefit plans. He is based in Burlingame, Calif.
NIPA board of directors also consists of Robert Chin, Abacus Benefit Consultants, Inc., Cranston, R.I., Theresa Conti, APR, QKA, Sunwest Pensions, Tempe, Ariz., Darren Holsey, APA, QKA, Premier Retirement Services, Inc., Wilsonville, Ore., Michelle Marsh, QKA, Retirement Plan Concepts & Services, Fort Wayne, Ind. and Marc M. Roberts, Associated Pension Consultants, Sacramento, Calif.
The 2012-2013 NIPA board positions will take effect July 1, 2012.
For more information on NIPA visit www.nipa.org.
The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. It was founded with the idea of bringing together professional benefit administrators and other interested parties to encourage greater dialogue, cooperation and educational opportunities. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration. NIPA fosters the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct by providing self-improvement outlets to all members and interested parties. NIPA offers two main educational programs each year: the executive-focused Business Management Conference and the all-level Annual Conference. The association sponsors two professional designation programs: the Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and the Accredited Pension Representative (APR). To supplement its educational programming, NIPA promotes local chapters and publishes a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit www.nipa.org or call 800.999.6472 (NIPA).