Ben is a Regional Vice President – Nonqualified Plans (RVP-NQP) with the Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) and assists advisors and corporate sponsors with installing successful nonqualified deferred compensation benefit plans.
Ben has over 10 years of field experience, and is fully credentialed with the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant degrees, and obtained his MBA from Villanova University in 2009. He has the expertise to help advisors recognize and implement creative and flexible planning solutions for their business clients.
Ben and his wife Trisha reside in Wallingford, Pennsylvania with the newest addition to the family, daughter Audrey. With what little spare time remains outside of work, diaper changes, and doting on his little girl, Ben bleeds green blood routing the Philadelphia Eagles, and in the off season enjoys attempting to improve his golf game.
The Principal, a FORTUNE 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is a global leader in providing businesses with insurance and retirement planning solutions. The Principal Financial Group is a leading provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans.
Mark Doloughty recently joined Mutual of Omaha as a Regional Pension Consultant and brings over 15 years of retirement plans’ experience with him. Over the past 10 years Mark has worked as a Regional Sales Vice President for ING and The Standard. Prior to that, he worked in various functions for the retirement plan divisions of Manulife Financial (now John Hancock), Lincoln and Vanguard.
Mark graduated from West Chester University in 1994 with a degree in communications and has a FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65. He currently resides outside of Philadelphia, Pa with his wife Jessica and son Ryan.
Gene Huxhold brings more than 20 years experience to his role at John Hancock. Prior to joining John Hancock, he worked at CNA Financial, Kemper/Scudder Investments and most recently Allstate Financial Services. Gene has held a variety of positions including Retirement Plan Wholesaler, Senior Vice President/National Sales Manager of sales for both mutual fund and retirement plan wholesalers. Just prior to joining John Hancock, he was a senior vice president at Allstate.
Gene holds a BS in Finance/Personnel Management and an MBA in Economics from DePaul University. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has been recognized for his expertise by organizations such as ASPPA, the Profit Sharing Council of America and the Center for Due Diligence. He has also testified before the House Ways & Means Sub-Committee on matters concerning non-profit retirement plans.
Thomas J. Kozelka is Director, Advisor Solutions Group for Pennsylvania. He has also served as Director for Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Prior to joining Janus in October 2004, he was a Regional Vice President at Dreyfus Corporation. During his 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, Thomas has also worked at BlackRock as a Regional Vice President and at J&W Seligman as a Marketing Representative. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. He resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.
Ary Rosenbaum is an ERISA/retirement plan attorney for his firm, The Rosenbaum Law Firm P.C.. For a flat fee, Ary helps plan sponsors reduce their plan cost, facilitate administration, and limit their fiduciary liability. He has been quoted as an expert in retirement plans in Long Island Business News, PlanSponsor.com, DailyFinance.com, Market and FiduciaryNews.com. In addition, Ary has authored articles for Long Island Business News and for his former firm.
An accomplished speaker, Ary has spoken before the Great Neck Rotary Club, the New York State United Teachers Member Benefits Trust, and as a guest speaker for several plan sponsor seminars. He is currently an accredited provider of continuing education for New York accountants and attorneys.
Chuck Humphrey is a senior attorney with The Najjar Employment Law Group, P.C. (NELGPC). The Andover Massachusetts based labor, employment and benefits boutique law firm was established in 2008 by Debra Dyleski-Najjar to provide employers with practical solutions to human resource, pension and benefit issues. Mr. Humphrey left New York to join the firm in February 2009 and is happy to add his over thirty years experience as a pension and benefits attorney to NELGPC’s thriving boutique ERISA practice. Both Debra and Chuck are committed to providing clients with “big firm” expertise and small firm attention at reasonable rates.
Prior to joining NELGPC, Chuck founded a fiduciary risk management benefits consulting firm to help employers control the liability related to the sponsorship of employee pension and benefit plans. At various times in his career, Chuck has been a partner in a large corporate law firm, trust and benefits counsel for a large regional bank, and worked for the two government agencies principally responsible for the regulation of benefit plans, the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor. Chuck has extensive experience representing private and public companies and governmental and not-for-profit entities in a wide range of pension and benefit issues including qualified retirement, executive compensation, and health and welfare benefit plans. He consults on plan design, taxation, plan administration and plan compliance issues. He also assists clients with employee benefit issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions, in pension plan terminations, and in similar transactions.
Chuck maintains a strong interest in the development of rational federal benefits plan policy, and he is a member of various committees that liaison with the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor to make compliance with the pension and benefits plan laws more reasonable for business. He frequently lectures on various topics, including his favorites, fiduciary responsibility and health care reform. He is a member of the IRS Pension Liaison Committee and the New England Employee Benefits Council.
He also believes that service to the community is an important way of giving back, and he is an active member of the Andover Rotary Club.