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Lynn Young of Pinnacle Plan Design Receives Two Prestigious Industry Awards

Issued by Pinnacle Plan Design

Nov. 10, 2022

Becomes First Person to Receive Both ASPPA’s Educator’s Award and ASEA’s Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award in the Same Year

Phoenix, AZ – Lynn M. Young, EA, FSEA, partner and enrolled actuary at Pinnacle Plan Design was presented with both the 2022 ASPPA Educator’s Award and the 2022 ASEA Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award last week at the organizations’ Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  Young is the first person to receive both awards in the same year. ASPPA (The American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries) and ASEA (The American Society of Enrolled Actuaries) are sister organizations under the umbrella of the American Retirement Association (ARA), the nation’s premier professional organization for retirement plan service providers and stakeholders consisting of 34,000+ members.

For over 30 years, Young has contributed to the advancement of the industry through volunteerism, leadership, authorship, speaking, and advocacy. She is a past President of ASEA and a current member of the Board of Directors of the ARA. Young, along with her fellow actuaries at Pinnacle Plan Design, are the authors of the Defined Benefit Answer Book, the go-to reference textbook in the industry for technical defined benefit plan matters. In 2021 she was named a Fellow of the Society of Enrolled Actuaries, the highest achievement within ASEA.

“I’ve been passionate about the importance of the private retirement system since I began my career.  I know how crucial it is,” said Young. “I am passionate about the work we all do and the committed people in our industry who do it. Over my career, I’ve just tried to give this industry as much as it has given me. I am so honored to be recognized by receiving both of these awards!”

About the ASPPA Educator’s Award

Each year, ASPPA recognizes one thought leader who has demonstrated a commitment to the education of the retirement plan industry.

About the ASEA Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award

Ed Burrows was a pioneer in the retirement plan industry.  Each year, ASEA honors him by presenting the Ed Burrows Award to one actuary who has followed in his path and lead by his example.  This is an actuary that has gone above and beyond in advancing ethics, education, beneficial legislation or regulations that enhance the private pension system.

About Pinnacle Plan Design, LLC

Pinnacle Plan Design is a national provider of qualified retirement plan consulting, design, administration and actuarial services.  The firm collaborates with employers, accountants, financial advisors, and other third-party administrators to offer traditional defined benefitcash balance401(k), and profit sharing plans.  Pinnacle’s leadership and professional staff have earned numerous industry certifications and designations including: Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Enrolled Actuaries (EA), Members and Fellows of the Society of Enrolled Actuaries (MSEA/FSEA), Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents (ERPA), Qualified Pension Administrators (QPA), and Qualified 401(k) Administrators (QKA).  Pinnacle Plan Design has offices in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona and serves businesses nationwide. For more information, click here.

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