CARPINTERIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PlanMember Financial Corporation is proud that the first Richard H. Ford Volunteer Service Award has been created by the National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA). The award honors Ford, who was PlanMember’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and one of its longest-serving employees. The new award recognizes and promotes NTSA members’ volunteer and service work both with NTSA and with their local governmental and nonprofit communities.
“The NTSA Richard H. Ford Volunteer Service Award is being established in honor of the unique, lifelong volunteer efforts of Richard Ford in NTSA’s 30th anniversary year,” said the organization’s president Kristine J. Coffey, CPC, CPFA. “NTSA officers, on behalf of the association and in unanimous conjunction with the NTSA Leadership Council, began the process of establishing the award following Ford’s death in March.”
“Richard was the very first employee of PlanMember and held numerous positions in the company,” said PlanMember CEO Jon Ziehl. “He was a great person, kind, caring, loyal and a pillar in both our local community and our national 403b community. Richard was beloved by everyone at PlanMember and across our industry. We are deeply moved that NTSA has chosen to honor Richard in this way.”
PlanMember is a nationally recognized broker/dealer, investment advisor, and member of FINRA/SIPC, providing retirement planning to the public education and nonprofit sectors for more than three decades. PlanMember delivers personalized retirement planning services and a broad selection of investment and annuity solutions. The company is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.