Nominations Open for 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award

Nominations Open for 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award


ARLINGTON, VA - The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award.

The NTSA is the nation’s only independent, non-profit professional association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.  The NTSA Elite Advisor Award was launched in 2014 to recognize the contributions of advisors who, by their actions and example, have advanced best practice standards in the 403(b) and/or 457 retirement industry, and in so doing, have improved the ability of American workers to build a successful retirement.

“NTSA Elite Advisor Award winners excel in all aspects of retirement industry service,” notes Chris DeGrassi, NTSA Executive Director.  “They put the interests of their clients first, bringing thoughtful, individual financial planning together with demonstrated expertise in a broad range of investment solutions.  Throughout their careers, NTSA Elite Advisors have exhibited leadership, providing a living example of best business practices as they play an integral role in their industry, state and national communities.”

The 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award will be presented at a general session during the NTSA 403(b) Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, June 28-30.

Previous winners of the NTSA Elite Advisor Award include S. Bruce Allen, of Old Dominion Insurance and Investments, Winchester, Virginia, Randy Aranowitz, of Kades-Margolis Corporation, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Charles “Sonny” Detillier of the Sonny Detillier Agency in Lutcher, Louisiana, Richard Dobson of American Financial Management, Ltd., Cedar Falls, Iowa, Frank Owen of F.R. Owen and Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina, Bruce Smith, CalPro Network, San Diego, California, Jeffrey Smith of Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc., Lombard, Illinois, and Jill Snyder of National Insurance Services, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Nominations for the 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award may be submitted electronically through the NTSA Net web portal ( through midnight ET on February 27, 2015.  Additional information about the Elite Advisor Award is available at Information about the 2015 NTSA 403(b) Summit is available at

About NTSA:

Formed in 1989, the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) represents more than 3,000 practitioners, agencies, corporate and employer members.  For more than a quarter century, NTSA has been nationally recognized for its thought leadership and policy expertise with regard to public-sector retirement plans.  NTSA represents its membership in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country to address issues and design retirement plans that improve employee outcomes. NTSA also provides high-quality education, professional development, and information resources for all professionals involved in the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.

Media Contact: Don Jackson, (703) 516-9300 Ext. 169, [email protected]

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