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Ugh! Another ethics presentation to fulfill my required continuing education.  That’s what you’re thinking.  But how about when you apply those ethical standards to real life situations in retirement plan administration?  How would you respond?  How would the person next to you respond?  This live presentation takes a refreshing look at ethics through case studies and how ethical dilemmas pop up in all types of retirement plan administration matters.

Brian Furgala is the Senior Director, Retirement Services Strategy for PenChecks Trust. His primary role consists of leading the company’s strategic direction by identifying business opportunities and working with product management, marketing, sales and executive leadership to implement the opportunities that best align with PenChecks’ long-term objectives. Brian’s broad experience as an ERISA attorney and senior executive for several leading retirement plan service providers makes him ideal in supporting PenChecks’ evolution to a fintech services business.

Prior to joining PenChecks, Brian served as the Director of 401(k) Education for a leading provider of low-cost 401(k) plans for small to medium-sized businesses. Before that he served as Director of ERISA Services for a provider of cloud-based employee benefits software and services to plan service providers. He was responsible for ensuring its retirement, welfare and non-qualified plan documents and software were compliant with legal, regulatory and procedural changes. Brian has also been an ERISA attorney representing clients in handling their plan-related fiduciary duties and operations, government agency inquiries or litigation, and providing technical advice and consulting to service providers.

Brian holds Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) designations from ASPPA. He started his career by performing daily administration tasks for qualified plans as well as annual nondiscrimination testing and governmental reporting for a third party administration division of a large financial institution.


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Portland, OR 97201

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