NAPA Government Affairs Committee

Do you want to impact retirement plan rules and policy?

NAPA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) represents NAPA in communications with the United States Executive Branch, Congress and government agencies in shaping the retirement industry and protecting our members. These communications can include developing comment letters to the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, IRS, SEC and FINRA, as well as testimony on Capitol Hill. 

In addition, GAC is responsible for notifying NAPA members of important legal and regulatory developments through periodic articles on

If you are interested in joining NAPA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC), please email Elizabeth Duda (

To view comment letters from NAPA's Government Affairs staff, click here.

Jeff Acheson, QPFC, AIF, CFP


Corporate and Endowment Solutions

Jeff shares in the overall responsibility of providing high-quality service to our employee benefit, financial planning and investment advisory clients. He has over 30 years of experience and expertise in helping clients build wealth through various qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, with a special emphasis on 401(k) and 403(b) plans.

Jeff also is active in helping employers design and implement incentive compensation and “golden handcuff” employment agreements built to attract, reward and retain key employees.

Scott T. Matheson, CFA, CPA

Chair, GAC Communications


Senior Director and DC Practice Leader CAPTRUST

As a Senior Director and Defined Contribution Practice Leader at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina, Scott is responsible for leading the development of defined contribution services to address the needs of CAPTRUST’s plan sponsor clients and their participants.  The work Scott and his team produce severs as the basis for the advice dispensed by CAPTRUST to over 1,200 plan sponsors located in 48 states, representing an estimated 2 million defined-contribution plan participants with assets of over $100 billion. 

Prior to joining CAPTRUST in 2007, Scott worked as an institutional salesperson on a fixed income trading desk for Citigroup’s Global Markets in New York City.  In his more than 15-year career in finance, he has also worked in corporate finance with Wachovia Bank and was an auditor for Larson, Allen, Weishair & Company, LLC. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Appalachian State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Investment Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Scott is a CFA charterholder and licensed CPA in the states of North Carolina and Alaska. Scott also holds his Series 3, 7, and 63 FINRA licenses.  

Lisa Kottler, QKA, AIF

Vice Chair


Sr. Vice President, Retirement Services

Lisa is Senior Vice President, Retirement Services for NFP, a leading independent financial services distribution company that provides benefits, insurance and wealth management services to companies and affluent individuals. Since 2004, Lisa has helped NFP retirement plan advisors deliver innovative strategies and solutions to their clients, while enhancing the revenue and profitability of their businesses.

A 20-year veteran in the retirement plan industry, Lisa has held sales and marketing positions for several of the nation’s leading retirement plan providers, including Schwab (The 401(k) Company), ING (CitiStreet), Prudential (CIGNA). For the past three years, Lisa has served as a judge for ‘The Principal®10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.’ In 2012 and 2013, 401kWire named Lisa as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the DC Industry.’

Mark Agustin

Aspire Financial Services

Jeff Atwell, C(k)P, GFS, PRP, REBC, RF

American National Bank of Texas

Daniel Bryant

Sheridan Road Financial, LLC

JudyLynne Bunch, AIF, CRPS

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Rosina Butera, AIF

Signator Investors, Inc.

John Carl

Retirement Learning Center, LLC

Brian Catanella, CIMA

Aspire Financial Services

Ronald Church, ChFC

Ironwood Retirement Plan Consultants

Nicole Corning

Wells Fargo Advisors

Melissa Cowan, QPA, QKA

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Kevin Crain

Merrill Lynch

Paul D'Aiutolo, AIF, PRP

D'Aiutolo Institutional Consulting Team

Corby Dall, PPC

LPL Financial

Barbara Delaney, AIF, PRP

StoneStreet Equity

Steven Dimitriou, AIF, PRP

Mayflower Advisors, LLC

Michael Doshier

Franklin Templeton Investments

Michael Dullaghan

Putnam Investments

Derek Fiorenza, QPFC

Summit Group Retirement Planners

Tony Franchimone, AIF, C(k)P, PPC, PRP

Retirement Benefits Group

Kris Garlewicz, CFP, CRPS

Market Financial Group Wealth Management

Jeffrey Gery

Lincoln Financial Group

Chris Goetz, AIF

Canyon Financial Group

Joe Gordon, APM

Gordon Asset Management, LLC

Jason Grantz, QPA

Mayflower Advisors, LLC

Eddie Griffin, AIF

July Business Services

Trent Grinkmeyer, CRPC, AIF

Grinkmeyer and Leonard Wealth Management

Ernest Guerriero, CPC


Pamela Ho

AXA Equitable

Mark Ivcevich, QKA, AIF

QP Consulting

John Keenan

John Hancock Financial Network

Michelle Kelley, Esq.

LPL Financial

Kathleen Kelly, AIFA, CRPS

Compass Financial Partners

David Kemps

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Charley Kennedy, AIFA, C(k)P, QPFC

Fiducia Group, LLC

Peter Kirtland

Aspire Financial Services, LLC

Michael Kozemchak, AIF, PRP

Institutional Investment Consulting

Ellen Lander

Renaissance Benefit Advisors Group

Lewis Lea, CRPS

Merrill Lynch

David Levine, Esq.

Groom Law Group

Jacob Linney, QPA, QPFC

Pentegra Retirement Services, Inc.

Joseph Matis, AIF, C(k)P, CIMA, CRPC, CRPS

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

David Michaud, CFA, CFP

Eaton Vance

Allison Millward, Esq.

Aspire Financial Services, LLC

Patrick Morrell, AIF, CIMA

Ingham & Company

Vincent Morris, AIF, PRP

LPL Affiliates

Jim O'Shaughnessy, AIF, PRP

Sheridan Road Financial, LLC

Ty Parrish, CIMA, C(k)P

Blue Prairie Group

John Peters, AIF, CFP

Commonwealth Financial Network

James Pupillo, AIF, C(k)P, CIMA, GFS

High Tower

Patrick Rieck, QPA, QKA, QPFC

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Christopher Roe

CUNA Mutual Group

Dave Romagosa, MSFS, CLU, CSSC, CFP

Cornerstone Financial Group, Inc.

Deborah Rubin, AIF, CFP

Transamerica Retirement Solutions

Mark Scalera

Morristown Wealth Management

Richard Schwamb, ARPC, C(k)P

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Robert Seidel III, QKA, QPFC

American Pensions

Michael Smith, AIFA, ARPC

UBS Financial Services

William Sobers, AIF, CRPS

UBS Financial Services

Alan Spierer, AIF

UBS Financial Services

Jonathan St. Clair, JD

Sageview Advisory Group

Marcy Supovitz, CPC, QPA, QKA, AIF

Boulay Donnelly & Supovitz Consulting Group, Inc.

Pete Swisher, CPC, QPA, TGPC

Pentegra Retirement Services, Inc.

Blake Thibault, AIF

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Bonnie Treichel, Esq.

Pension Resource Institute, LLC

Ronald Triche, Esq., APM

Groom Law Group

Peter Tsukazaki, AIFA, QPFC, TGPC, AIF, CFA, CFP

Tsukazaki & Associates, LLC

Paul Welykoridko

UBS Financial Services

Gerald Wernette, AIF, C(k)P, CEBS, CPA

Rehmann Financial

Michael Whitehurst, CRPC, CIMA, CFP, CRPS

Merrill Lynch

John Wilcox

Mayflower Advisors, LLC