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Brown Smith Wallace Member Appointed to NIPA Board of Directors

St. Louis (June 17, 2011) Patrick Shelton, managing member in Benefit Plans Plus (a subsidiary of Brown Smith Wallace), was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession.

Shelton will serve a three-year term, joining six other directors from companies across the United States.

With more than 20 years of retirement plan industry experience, Shelton is responsible for executing the firm’s business plan and overall business development. He specializes in financial advisor relations, including 401K sales prospecting presentations, vendor searches and fiduciary consulting.

Shelton resides in St. Louis.

About Benefit Plans Plus

Benefit Plans Plus holds the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) seal of recordkeeper excellence for third party administrators, as certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC (CEFEX). This is the top recognition in the industry. Benefit Plans Plus specializes in retirement plan design and administration services, for 401k, 403b and pension plans under ERISA – Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. We also specialize in technical corrections and fiduciary services consulting to fiduciaries of qualified retirement plans. We are a retirement employee benefits consulting firm that makes A Measurable Difference for our clients. Every member of our team is empowered and expected to deliver on our brand promise through their actions and interactions with clients, our referral sources and the community. For more information about Benefit Plans Plus, a subsidiary of Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, visit or call 314.824.5200.

About NIPA

The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession. It was founded with the idea of bringing together professional benefit administrators and other interested parties to encourage greater dialogue, cooperation and educational opportunities. NIPA’s goal is to improve the quality and efficiency of plan administration. NIPA fosters the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct by providing self-improvement outlets to all members and interested parties. NIPA offers two main educational programs each year: the executive-focused Business Management Conference and the all-level Annual Conference. The association sponsors two professional designation programs: the Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and the Accredited Pension Representative (APR). To supplement its educational programming, NIPA promotes local chapters and publishes a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit or call 800.999.6472 (NIPA).

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