Brian Smith of Trinity Pension Receives ASPPA QPA Designation

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Brian Smith of Trinity Pension Receives ASPPA QPA Designation

Brian Smith, Retirement Plan Consultant at Trinity Pension Consultants’ Columbus office, recently earned his Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) credential. The QPA credential was created by ASPPA to recognize professionals who are qualified to perform the technical and administrative functions of qualified retirement plan administration.

At Trinity, all Retirement Plan Consultants are required to earn their Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) and Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designations. Earning ASPPA's QPA credential requires successful completion of six examinations. It took Smith two years to earn his QPA.

“What separates Trinity from other consulting firms is our highly-qualified team, that is certified and credentialed through ASPPA,” Smith said. “I want to continue to strengthen my knowledge and understanding of the technical and administrative functions of qualified plans, and be a true resource for our clients. The QPA designation adds to the credibility I have to be able to provide high-level consulting on the defined benefit and defined contribution plans that we design and administer for our plan sponsors.”

Smith said he plans to earn his Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) designation in the future now that he has earned his QPA.

“Congratulations to Brian on his achievement,” said Anthony Warren, principal at Trinity Pension Consultants. “Because of Trinity’s dedicated employees, like Brian, our clients can depend on us and have certainty that their plan is being handled by people who have obtained the highest level of education and training. We are consistently exceeding expectations and adding value to their retirement plan service.”

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About Trinity Pension Consultants
Trinity Pension Consultants was established in 2006 by friends and colleagues Anthony Warren and Kevin Bergdorf. Both had worked for a local third-party administration firm and in the corporate financial world. Their experiences led them to realize there was a need for a TPA firm that had a fresh perspective on what financial advisors needed and wanted. Trinity’s OPEN solution means clear communication, building relationships, and understanding the clients’ businesses and challenges in order to design a plan that puts their needs first.

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