WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pete Swisher, CFP, CPC, TGPC has joined Pentegra Retirement Services as Senior Vice President, National Sales, announced Robert C. Albanese, Pentegra Retirement Services President and CEO.
Mr. Swisher brings more than 15 years of industry expertise to Pentegra—with a background that not only includes in-depth knowledge of retirement plan operations and business models but also vast expertise working with financial advisors to build successful retirement practices.
Stated Mr. Albanese, "Pete is well-known nationally as one of the industry's top retirement plan experts, and is a well-respected speaker and thought leader within the retirement community. With extensive experience in all facets of the business, we believe he will play a key role in helping us take this organization to a new level—particularly in terms of his ability to help position Pentegra for accelerated growth and expanded presence in the advisor-sold space. We are delighted to have him join our team, and I believe the entire organization will benefit greatly from Pete's knowledge and experience."
Prior to joining Pentegra, Mr. Swisher was with Unified Trust, where he was Vice President of Advisor Services and Senior Institutional Consultant, instrumental in taking the organization from a $600 million provider to a $2.8 billion brand. He is the author of 401(k) Fiduciary Governance: An Advisor's Guide, the textbook for ASPPA's Qualified Plan Financial Consultant credential (QPFC). Through his ERISA Boot Camp Workshop Series, he has helped advisors throughout the United States build successful pension practices based on a transparent fiduciary service model.
As a passionate advocate for the private pension system and national retirement income security, he is actively involved with the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), ASPPA, and ASPPA's Political Action Committee. Pete is the Chair of the NAPA Government Affairs Committee.
Mr. Swisher graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988, where he was selected for the prestigious Echols Scholar Program. He accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the first Gulf War as Executive Officer of an infantry company. He left the Marines as a Captain in 1993.
He lives with his wife, Shannon, and three children in the horse country of Central Kentucky.
Mr. Swisher may be contacted at 800-872-3473, or by email [email protected].
Pentegra Retirement Services is a leading provider of retirement plan solutions to organizations nationwide. Founded by the Federal Home Loan Bank System in 1943, Pentegra offers a full range of retirement programs, including 401(k) plans, Defined Benefit Pension plans, Cash Balance plans, 412(e)(3) Fully Insured Defined Benefit plans, Split Funded Defined Benefit plans, KSOPs, ESOPs, Profit Sharing plans, Age-Weighted plans, New Comparability plans, 457(b) and 457(f) plans, 403(b) plans, 401(a) plans, Nonqualified Executive Benefit and Director plans and a broad array of TPA services.
For more information, go to www.pentegra.com.
Pentegra Media Contact:
Richard W. Rausser, Senior Vice President
SOURCE Pentegra Retirement Services