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Meet the Experts

Brian H. Graff, Esq.
CEO, American Retirement Association  

Graff oversees the American Retirement Association’s operations and working with the Board of Directors, charts the strategic direction for the organization. Graff also serves as the Executive Director of ASPPA and NAPA.

Learn more about Brian Graff here.

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John Diehl, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
SVP, Strategic Markets
Hartford Funds
Diehl is senior vice president of Strategic Markets for Hartford Funds. He and his team are responsible for engaging and educating financial advisors and their clients about current and emerging opportunities in the financial services marketplace, including anticipating, and preparing for long-term demographic and lifestyle changes. John also oversees Hartford Funds’ relationship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. 
Hear more from John Diehl here.
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Jovan Hackely
Director of Marketing & PR
Student Loan Genius

Jovan Hackley is the Director of Marketing & PR for Student Loan Genius, Austin-based inventor of the first complete student loan employer benefits solution.

A real social entrepreneur at heart, Jovan’s work has always centered around helping organizations make a positive impact on the world. Today he uses his 12+ years of experience working with non-profits, federal agencies and financial entities to help crush America’s $1.3 trillion student loan problem by telling the real data and real stories of those with student loan debt.

Learn more about Student Loan Genius here.

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Scott Jackson
President & CEO
Global Impact
Scott Jackson is the president and CEO of Global Impact. He provides leadership, direction and oversight for all aspects of the organization, which has raised $1.8 billion since inception to help the world's most vulnerable people. He has worked in more than 60 countries, and his global relief and development efforts have taken him to remote villages across the world, as well as inside some of the most powerful institutions and governments. Jackson has worked with global leaders, including four U.S. presidents and has represented international development issues with the offices of U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton.
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Maggie Crutchfield
Benefits Manager
So Others Might Eat (SOME)

Maggie Crutchfield is the Benefits Manager at So Others Might Eat (SOME), a homeless service organization in Washington, DC.  Maggie oversees the management, implementation and coordination of all benefits including 401k plan administration, medical/dental and ancillary plans, worker’s compensation, leave management, and compliance for over 340 employees.

Dennis Sawyers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
American Society of Hematology 

After providing human resources (HR) leadership to ASH for a decade as a consultant, Dennis formally joined the ASH staff as Director of Human Resources in May 2016. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies in alignment with the Society’s business objectives and needs. He is instrumental in building the capacity and culture of the association through the facilitation of change initiatives and process improvement.

Alexander G. Assaley, AIF®
Managing Principal, AFS 401(k)

Assaley is Managing Principal and Lead Advisor for AFS 401(k). He specializes in the design, implementation, and management of retirement plans for public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and trade associations. Alex has been recognized as one of "30 People to Watch in 2017" by Employee Benefit Adviser and for four years in a row, he has been included on NAPA's Young Guns list of Top Plan Advisors Under 40.

Learn more about Alex here.

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30 People to Watch In Employee Benefits list is based on editor's choice after reviewing industry-related information about each honoree.

The NAPA Top Retirement Plan Advisors Under 40 list includes plan advisors who have built a solid practice—either alone or as part of a team—and are established leaders ready to take their defined contribution (DC) and 401(k) plans to the next level. Nominations were solicited by NAPA members. Nominees were asked to complete an application and winners were chosen based on criteria that include: current and new DC assets under management, DC plans for the past 12 and 24 months, DC/DB plan revenue. Votes were utilized to break ties, if applicable. The nominated advisor need not be a NAPA member. 309 advisors were considered for the award. 75 (24.3% of candidates) were recognized. This award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit: www.napa-net.org