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Credentials

RSG’s associates maintain high practice standards supported by a commitment to continuing professional education and development within the retirement plan industry while obtaining and maintaining industry designations from nationally recognized organizations. This commitment to continuing education allows RSG to keep our clients up-to-date on the latest developments and trends within the marketplace.



The Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) designations are offered by the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). The APA and APR designations are earned by the successful completion of a series of self‐study courses and examinations, covering all aspects of plan administration and the fundamentals of retirement plans with an emphasis on defined contribution plans and investment philosophy. The APA and APR designations are maintained annually by completing 10‐15 hours of continuing education and NIPA membership.

  • Bob Guidry, APR 
  • Joey Bender, APR 
  • Todd Barker, APA 
  • Dondrack Smith, APA 
  • Cory Bender, ERPA, APA, APR
  • Lisa Haydel, APA


The Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designations are offered by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). The QKA and QPA designations are earned by the successful completion of a series of examinations and/or educational modules, covering retirement plan fundamentals, defined contribution administrative issues and administrative issues of defined benefit plans. The QKA and QPA designations require 40 hours of continuing education credits (two of these must be in ethics) in a two-year cycle in addition to a current ASPPA membership.

  • Toni Superneau, ERPA, QPA, QKA
  • Maureen Lambert, QKA 
  • Stephanie Bowles, QKA 
  • Travis Barker, QKA 



The Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) designation is issued and maintained by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to applicants who successfully complete two written examinations and demonstrate competency and adhere to professional and ethical standards of conduct. Individuals obtaining an ERPA designation earn the privilege to practice before the (IRS). The scope of an ERPA to practice before the IRS is limited to certain sections of the Internal Revenue Code relating to retirement plan matters under Title 26 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). An ERPA must complete 72 hours of continuing education every three years, with a minimum of 16 hours each year (two of which must be on ethics).

  • Toni Superneau, ERPA, QPA, QKA
  • Cory Bender, ERPA, APA, APR