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Meet the National Associates, Inc. Team

John  Adzema, QPA, QKC, QKA, TGPC
John Adzema, QPA, QKC, QKA, TGPC President 440-202-3262 Industry Experience: 30+ years

About John

John has over 30 years of retirement plan expertise and an in-depth background in financial services, including leadership roles within leading Northeast Ohio retirement administration companies and deep experience with a national recordkeeping firm. John leads National Associates, Inc. and guides his team of accounting, consulting and servicing experts who are committed to aiding clients, and their advisors, in developing and administering their employee benefit plans. John is a credentialed member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association.

Terry Blanton Pastor, CPC, QPA, QKC, QKA
Terry Blanton Pastor, CPC, QPA, QKC, QKA Director of Retirement Plan Services 440-202-3276 Industry Experience: 30+ years

About Terry

Terry leads the Retirement Plan Team and is responsible for the review process of our clients’ plans while she continues to administer several of our more complex retirement plans. She also provides consulting and design services for both current and prospective clients and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.

Linda Fero, QPA Sr. Retirement Plan Consultant 440-202-3270 Industry Experience: 30+ years
Jennifer Ludwig Manager, Retirement Plan Services 440-202-3263 Industry Experience: 10+ years
Dan Majeski Operations Consultant 440-202-3269 Industry Experience: 20+ years
Sue Rogers Administration Support & Analyst 440-202-3275 Industry Experience: 20+ years
Mark Sedlak Sr. Retirement Plan Consultant 440-202-3272 Industry Experience: 30+ years
Michelle Sestina Manager, Retirement Plan Services 440-202-3273 Industry Experience: 30+ years
Sherry Spencer Employee Benefits Supervisor 330-609-8303 Industry Experience: 20+ years
Tim Strauss, QPA, QKA, QPFC Sr. Defined Benefit Plan Consultant 440-202-3267 Industry Experience: 30+ years
Jim Watson Retirement Plan Consultant 440-202-3268 Industry Experience: 5+ years
Jacqueline Pflugh Trust Administrative Assistant, Retirement Plan Services 330-609-8305 Industry Experience: 2+ years
Michelle Schenker Relationship Manager, Retirement Plan Services 330-609-5057 Industry Experience: 10+ years

Professional Affiliations

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American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)

Based in the Washington, D.C. area, ASPPA was formed in 1966 and is the premier educator and policy advocate for more than 7,000 career professionals actively engaged in the retirement plan industry.

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National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA)

NTSA was formed in 1989 and is the nation’s only independent, nonprofit association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.

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National Association of Actuaries and Consultants, Inc. (NAACI)

NAACI is a professional organization made up of owners and key employees of businesses involved in retirement plan consulting and administration. Its member businesses are geographically dispersed throughout the country and cooperatively share ideas. National Associates, Inc. is one of the founding members of NAACI.

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We Inspire Promote Network (WIPN)

Formalized in 2009, WIPN, previously known as Women in Pensions Network (WiPN), consists of a network of more than 5,500 women who represent all segments of the retirement industry.  

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