Sept. 5, 2018: HR and Business Network Special Interest Group

Sep 5, 2018 -

Everyone at the research park welcomed!

SIGs provide a venue to discuss leading-edge topics, the latest tools, industry best practices and builds professional relationships all while educating, motivating and exchanging energizing ideas and perspectives with other professionals.

Sponsored by and presenting:



Topic: “Employer sponsored retirement plans: How to select the right plan for you and your company, meet employee needs, and your fiduciary obligations... while avoiding common legal mistakes/traps”

Do you have the right plan for your company?

Does it to meet your employees’ needs and your fiduciary obligations?

What are the most common legal mistakes employers make with these benefits plans, and how do you avoid the traps?”

  • 11:45 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.: Check-in, network and grab your complimentary lunch
  • 12:00 p.m.: Presentation begins
  • Wiki Conference Room, 1715 Pratt Drive
  • For employees of the research park only.

Brian entered the financial services industry in 2006 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He joined his wife of 29 years Christine Smith in their practice, Smith and Associates a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Prior to joining Ameriprise Financial, Brian served in the United States Marine Corp as a naval aviator piloting the AV8B Harrier II+. He retired from the USMC as a Major in 2001 and worked as a Cardiovascular Specialty Representative for Pfizer Inc. Brian graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania State University where he received his B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics.  He is a former Director of Coaching for the Radford Soccer Club and previously coached soccer at Radford High School and Christiansburg High School. Brian currently volunteers his time as a Travel Soccer Coach. He is a past President of the Christiansburg Rotary Club where he remains active. Brian’s personal interests include personal fitness and competing in triathlons.


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