Retirement Resources Wins 401(k) Leadership Award

The advisory team at Retirement Resources in Peabody, Mass., represented by Jim Phillips and Patrick McGinn, AIF, CFA, is the winner of the 2015 NAPA 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award. 

Phillips, Retirement Resources’ president, and McGinn, the firm’s vice president, received the award on behalf of the team during a general session of the NAPA 401(k) Summit in San Diego March 23. They were finalists for the NAPA 401(k) Leadership Award in 2012.

Phillips, a 35-year veteran of the investment industry, has been focused in the area of qualified retirement plans since 1995. He has contributed to two books on 401(k) plans and has published articles in Defined Contribution Insights, PLANSPONSOR's (b)lines, the NTSA’s 403(b) Advisor, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER and the on-line Wall Street Journal, for which he is a RetireMentor on MarketWatch.com. Phillips’ work has been acknowledged with multiple Signature Awards from the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), and he was named to the 2012 and 2013 list of Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers by PLANADVISER. Phillips has been a frequent speaker at national conferences, including SPARK, ASPPA, AAO and the PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER National Conferences.

McGinn has been in the securities industry since 1993 and with Retirement Resources since 1994. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analyst Society. Together with Phillips, McGinn has co-authored a number of articles in industry publications on topics about managing successful 401(k) and 403(b) plans. He was named to the 2012 and 2013 list of Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors by PLANADVISER, and served with Phillips as advisor to the 2011 non-profit Plan Sponsor of the Year by PLANSPONSOR magazine. 

Phillips and McGinn were joined by the other two finalists for this year’s Leadership Award:

Now in its eighth year, the 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award recognizes a leading financial advisor or team for contributions that exemplify leadership, experience and expertise in the retirement plan industry. The award reflects the multi-faceted efforts of advisors to serve their clients (plan sponsors and participants), act as a mentor, maintain high ethical standards, and consistently improve their practices and services in the retirement industry. 

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