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Phyllis Klein, PRP, CPFASenior Director, Consulting Research Group

  • 4208 Six Forks Road
    Suite 1700
    Raleigh, NC 27609
  • 919.870.6822
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Phyllis joined CAPTRUST in 2004 and is currently a senior director in the consulting research group, responsible for leading the firm’s participant education and advice program; overseeing responsibilities over ERISA technical issues and retirement industry trends and initiatives; and ensuring that CAPTRUST continues to stay ahead of changes and developments within the retirement plan arena. Prior to joining the firm, Phyllis served as a retirement plan consultant at EMJAY Corporation, and she has worked in the industry since 1984.

EDUCATION 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in education from University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse

INDUSTRY DESIGNATIONS 

  • Plan Sponsor Retirement Professional (PRP)
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA)

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT 

  • Member of ASPPA
  • Member of National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) and Women In Pensions
  • Former co-chair for the 401(k) Summit in 2010 and 2011, the largest industry event for retirement plan advisors and providers
  • Frequent speaker for the Plan Sponsor National Conference and Plan Advisor National Conference
  • Served as an expert witness for the Department of Labor in a case alleging a fiduciary breach

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Served as an expert witness for the Department of Labor in a case alleging a fiduciary breach

Personal Profile

Hometown:
Milwaukee, WI
Favorite Book or Movie:
Casablanca and any Alfred Hitchcock Film
Ideal Dinner Guest:
Anyone who enjoys my cooking!
Words to Live By:
If You Are Going Through Hell Keep Going.
Qualities I Admire in People:
Humor and compassion
Favorite Philanthropy:
Boys and Girls Clubs of America