Thursday, October 1, 2015

NAPA Opens Nominations for 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award

ARLINGTON, VA, Oct. 1, 2015 — Today the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) has opened nominations for the 2016 NAPA 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award.

Now in its ninth year, the prestigious award recognizes a leading financial advisor or team for contributions that exemplify leadership, experience and expertise in the retirement plan industry. This year’s award focuses on innovation and accomplishments in workforce management.
“Helping workers prepare for retirement – and helping employers design and maintain plans that support that process – have long been integral to the retirement plan advisor role,” explains Joe DeNoyior, NAPA President, and Managing Partner at Washington Financial Group (WFG). “Retirement readiness at the individual and overall retirement plan level increasingly dominate the focus of leading retirement plan advisors. However, the challenge that looms largest for a growing number of employers is workforce management, a process that goes beyond the traditional focus on attracting and retaining talent, to the critical planning issue of helping assure an orderly flow of workers into a financially sustainable retirement.”

To nominate a person or organization, please visit
Nominations will remain open until Nov. 13, at which time a task force will review all submissions and choose 10 semi-finalists. From that group, three finalists will then be chosen to go through an interview process with the Judging Committee, culminating in the announcement of the award winner at the nation’s retirement plan advisor convention — the 15th annual NAPA 401(k) Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 17-19, 2016

Previous winners of the award include the advisory team at Retirement Resources, represented by Jim Phillips and Patrick McGinn; Kathleen Kelly, representing Compass Financial Partners, LLC; Fiduciary Consulting Group @ PSA, represented by Jania Stout; Plan Sponsor Advisors, represented by Jennifer Flodin, Angelo Auriemma and Donald Stone; Michael J. Malone of MJM401K; Sean Waters, Cook Street Consulting, Inc.; Fred Reish of Drinker Biddle & Reath; and Bill Chetney, then of National Retirement Partners.

For more information about NAPA, please visit For more information about the NAPA 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award, please visit

About NAPA:
The National Association of Plan Advisors was created by and for retirement plan advisors, and is the only advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors. NAPA is part of the American Retirement Association, a non-profit professional organization based in the Washington, D.C. area, and 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.

Media Contact: Don Jackson, (703) 516-9300 Ext. 169,

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