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DeWitt Earns QPFC Credential



DeWitt Earns Qualified Plan Financial Consultant Credential

HOLLAND, Mich. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Thomas DeWitt, Assistant Vice President of Macatawa Bank Wealth Management has earned the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) credential from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). The accreditation recognizes consultants’ proficiency in retirement planning, administration, and regulatory compliance.

 

In earning the credential, DeWitt completed a rigorous academic curriculum with a comprehensive program in retirement planning.  The coursework required an in-depth understanding of several plan areas, such as 401(k) plan design, eligibility and vesting, defined benefit and defined contribution, along with distributions and taxation. Additionally, the program required mastery of major fiduciary aspects including prohibited transaction rules, fiduciary duties and responsibilities, oversight of plan expenses, and plan conversions.

 

Thomas joins an elite group of distinguished professionals who have demonstrated excellence and authority on the various issues and trends affecting the retirement plan industry.

 

About Macatawa Bank

Headquartered in Holland, Mich., Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and eCommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26 full-service branches located throughout communities in Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties.  The bank is recognized for its local management team and decision making, along with providing customers excellent service, a rewarding experience and superior financial products.  For more information, visit www.macatawabank.com.

 

About the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)

Based in the nation’s capital, ASPPA is a non-profit professional organization founded in 1966, acting on behalf of its 16,000+ members to improve retirement income policy. In pursuit of these goals, ASPPA offers extensive educational opportunities for its members. For more information, visit http://www.asppa.org/

 

For additional information contact: 

Jodi Sevigny, VP, Marketing Director

Macatawa Bank, 10753 Macatawa Drive; Holland MI  49424

P: 877.820.2265  E: jsevigny@macatawabank.com

 

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