Wednesday, October 7, 2015

American Retirement Association Hires Industry Expert to Focus on Large Clients

ARLINGTON, VA. (Oct. 7, 2015) The American Retirement Association (ARA) has announced the hire of Jacob Linney as Director, Key Account Sales.

Linney will lead the promotion of a growing array of educational offerings, including the newly launched Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) certification, to the association’s key accounts.

“Over the past two years, we have experienced dynamic growth,” explained Lisa Allen, Chief of Business Development & Retention.  “We are thrilled to have someone with Jake’s deep subject matter expertise and knowledge of the retirement plan marketplace on board”.

Linney, a frequent writer and speaker on a wide range of pension topics, has been an active member of the ARA, and its member associations.  He has previously served as a subject matter expert for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries’ (ASPPA) Retirement Plan Academy, and sits on the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Government Affairs Committee as well as ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee.  He joins from Pentegra Retirement Services, where he was most recently Regional Director, Qualified Plan Sales. 

Linney holds the Qualified Plan Administrator (QPA) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designations from ASPPA and is enrolled to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA).

About American Retirement Association:
The American Retirement Association, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a non-profit professional organization established to empower retirement plan professionals who are dedicated to building a better retirement for Americans.  The American Retirement Association is comprised of four premier retirement industry associations; the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), and the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA).

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