Winners in 4th Annual QKA Scholarship Program Named
The winners in the 4th annual QKA Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential program have been named. PenChecks Trust Company of America (PenChecks Trust®) partners with ASPPA in providing the program.
The PenChecks Trust ASPPA QKA Scholarship is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed the application process and have demonstrated how the QKA designation will enhance their career in the retirement plan industry. The scholarship covers the expenses associated with course registration and all course materials necessary to receive the QKA credential.
Upon successful completion of all exams and upon earning the credential, PenChecks Trust also will sponsor the recipient’s first year of ASPPA membership. The value of each scholarship, including membership, is $2,500. This year’s recipients will be announced at the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference, Oct. 22-25 in National Harbor, Md.
The winners this year are:
Brittany Burt, specialty disbursement consultant at Retirement Strategies Inc.
She has worked at Retirement Strategies, Inc. for just over two years. Burt began as an entry-level Pension Associate, and had since been promoted to Specialty Disbursement Consultant.
Nicholas DiDomenico, senior consultant at Consulting Actuaries, Inc.
He has worked at Consulting Actuaries, Inc. for three years and is a primary contact for many client retirement plans spanning the range from 401(k) to profit sharing to defined benefit plans.
Sarah Duncombe, retirement plan specialist at Martin, Martin, Randall & Associates, Inc.
She has worked at MMR&A for almost three years. One of her supervisors has written that Duncombe has the “ethics, integrity, and a desire to not only be involved in the retirement plan field but to also seek out any avenue to help her gain knowledge and expertise in this area.”
Andrew Montgomery, client service manager at July Business Services, Inc.
He started in the industry when he was only 15 years old, and is a full-time college student while working at JBS full time assisting clients with the daily operations of the 401(k) profit-sharing and cash-balance plans.
Rebecca Wolf, retirement plan consultant at SuperiorUSA Benefits, Inc.
Although she is a relatively new employee with the firm, she already manages more than 75 client relationships from ideation through execution.
Logan Young, junior employee benefits administrator at Kidder Benefits Consultants, Inc.
His goals include providing a complete service model to new and existing clients.