The Farmer & Betts team is thrilled to welcome two new Pension Consultants to the team, Gayle Sheeder in Miami and Sally Stresnak in Chicago! Both Gayle and Sally have extensive experience in the retirement planning industry and bring relationships, expertise, and knowledge that will be a tremendous asset to our team and our clients.
Gayle has worked in the pension consulting industry for over 28 years. She began her career in 1987 after earning her degree in Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from Florida State University.
After college, Gayle started out in the computer department of a third party administrator in Miami. She realized she didn’t enjoy working behind a computer, so she was thrilled to get an opportunity to work in pension administration. Over the next several years, she learned everything about retirement planning from the ground up and fell in love with the industry.
Gayle has worked within several unique roles in the pension administration industry, including plan administration, managing software programs for TPAs, designing proposal systems, and business development. Over her career, she realized she most enjoyed business development.
It’s her goal to help her clients get the best possible plan designed for their companies. Gayle loves to meet new people, correct deficient plan designs, and help get a company on track for success. Her specialty is in identifying issues where plans could perform better and improving plan designs. You can read more about Gayle’s experience and expertise on our website here.
Sally has worked in the pension consulting industry since January of 1996. She began her career at a benefits firm in Milwaukee and became fascinated with the industry. Soon, she moved to Minneapolis and took a role as an Education Specialist working directly with plan participants. From that role, she moved to RBC Wealth Management as an Advisor and Retirement Plan Specialist.
In 2003, Sally moved to Chicago and accepted a role as a TPA Relationship Manager then Regional Retirement Director with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to help grow their retirement plan business. She has worked with many investment firms, providers, and advisors, most recently with JPMorgan’s retirement plan division.
Sally joined the Farmer & Betts team as a Pension Consultant in order to get back to the consulting side of the business and offer a greater variety of solutions to her clients. Instead of selling access to one platform, she can now act as a true consultant to solve problems and better meet her clients’ goals. You can read more about Sally’s experience and expertise on our website here.
Looking Towards the Future
“We’re thrilled to welcome both Gayle and Sally to the team. Both are accomplished and experienced professionals who will help our clients create the best retirement plans available to meet their company’s needs,” said Todd Farmer of Farmer & Betts, “We look forward to a successful partnership and future.”
Please join us in welcoming Gayle and Sally to the Farmer & Betts team. To learn more, please connect on LinkedIn with Gayle here and Sally here. For more information about Farmer & Betts or to get a quote anytime, please visit our website here.