WASHINGTON (November 1, 2012) – The National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) announced today that David R. Blask, CPC, TGPC, has been inaugurated as President of the organization for the 2012-2013 term.
David Blask is a senior pension consultant for Lincoln Investment Planning Inc., of Wyncote, PA, a full service broker/dealer and RIA that specializes in servicing 403(b), 457, and 401(k) plans and individual investors since 1986. He has worked with many types of retirement plans for more than 30 years. Blask helped develop new standards at Lincoln Investment for maximum allowable contribution calculations and is a leader in educating financial representatives and employers on the rules governing 403(b) contributions.
Blask sees NTSAA as playing a crucial role in describing the advantages of 403(b) programs. “The importance of NTSAA is just going to grow as economic pressures continue to increase,” Blask explains. “With the crisis in Social Security and pension plans, folks who aren’t saving for retirement are really putting themselves in jeopardy. We need to understand that as a country and come to understand the role a financial advisor can play in getting that message out. NTSAA is demonstrating how when we speak together and we get organized, we can prevent special interests from taking a system that’s working and reducing its efficacy.”
Blask has spoken to a variety of groups, including school business officials and CPAs, explaining the impact of Internal Revenue Service audits on tax sheltered governmental retirement plans and 403(b) regulations. His views on changes in the 403(b) industry have been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and Defined Contribution & Savings Plan Alert.
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with David Blask as a fellow member of the NTSAA Leadership Council (LC) over the past three years,” says outgoing president Scott Hayes. “Since I became president of NTSAA nearly two years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with David through both the LC and through his work on the Education Committee, the Membership Development Committee, and this year on the management team as NTSAA’s president-elect. David’s contributions are always smart, focused, and thoughtful and I have no doubt that he will enjoy tremendous success in leading the association through the next stage of our rebirth, in partnership with ASPPA, as NTSAA’s next president.”
Blask earned the ASPAA credential of Certified Pension Consultant and is an Enrolled Agent authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He also holds the Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant credential from NTSAA. David received his BA with honors from Franklin and Marshall College in 1972. He has been a member of ASPPA since the early 1980s and was one of the early supporters of NTSAA’s affiliation with ASPPA.
The National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) is the only independent, non-profit association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457 marketplaces in the nation and represents practitioners, agencies, corporate, and employer members. The NTSAA mission is to provide members with high quality education, technical support, and information resources, as well as to offer a professional networking forum. For more information, visit www.ntsaa.org.
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 10,000 retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants, and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans. ASPPA is based in Arlington, Virginia, and has 20 regional ASPPA benefits councils (ABCs) providing local retirement plan employee benefit professionals with opportunities to participate in ASPPA activities in their local communities. www.asppa.org
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