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Pentegra Welcomes New Officers -- Paula Edmonds, Vice President, Trust Services and Jeremy Lawson, Vice President, Head of Infrastructure -- to Its Team

Issued by Pentegra

Feb. 16, 2023

White Plains, NY -- Today, Pentegra, a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions, announced the addition of two new Vice Presidents—Paula C. Edmonds, Vice President, Trust Services and Jeremy Lawson, Vice President, Head of Infrastructure—to its growing team.

As Vice President, Trust Services, Edmonds will oversee two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Pentegra and a group trust for which Pentegra provides administrative and investment services. She will report to incoming Pentegra President and CEO, Eric Wietsma.

A solutions-focused retirement industry executive with extensive experience overseeing large scale operations and business programs, Edmonds joins Pentegra with a strong track record of professional success. Most recently, she served as Vice President/Head of Operations at Empower where she oversaw and managed the Sponsor Services/Operations department. Prior to that she spent several years at MassMutual Financial Group where she held various positions including Assistant Vice President, Retirement Services, Director, Regulatory Disclosures and National Accounts Manager. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Western New England State College and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from American International College.

As Vice President, Head of Infrastructure, Lawson will oversee Pentegra’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. He will report to Pentegra Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Peter Sprague.

With a diverse background in developing and executing IT strategies and delivering high-impact results, Mr. Lawson joins Pentegra with more than 25 years of expertise. Previously, he served as Director of Global IT Infrastructure & Security at Crane Worldwide Logistics where he directed the management of global IT teams supporting 130+ sites worldwide. Prior to that, he was with Oceaneering, Inc. as a Senior Manager of Global IT Infrastructure Operations. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Information Systems from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Said Wietsma, “We are very pleased to welcome such talented and experienced professionals to our team. Paula and Jeremy’s impressive skills, deep knowledge and industry expertise will be instrumental in driving growth as we continue to develop enterprise level partnerships and expand our large plan and institutional 3(16) solutions. Exciting things are happening here and we look forward to working with Paula and Jeremy to drive strategic and tactical results for our organization.”

About Pentegra

Pentegra is a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to organizations nationwide. As one of America’s oldest independent fiduciaries, we deliver retirement plans that run with less risk, greater efficiencies and improved outcomes. With an 80- year legacy of fiduciary expertise and oversight unmatched in the industry today, we partner with firms at the advisor, sponsor or enterprise level to bring maximum flexibility to every opportunity, offering a comprehensive array of retirement plan solutions, consulting, TPA services and fiduciary support. Learn more at 

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