ABG Retirement Plan Services Welcomes Don Shafer as Senior Business Development Officer
PEORIA, IL - May 15, 2018
ABG Retirement Plan Services (ABG), one of the largest full service retirement plan providers in the country, is poised for continued growth by adding to its business development team which serves intermediary partnerships, including financial institutions.
Don Shafer, who brings more than 40 years of banking, finance and retirement plan experience, comes to ABG as Senior Business Development Officer focused on delivering retirement plan and HSA services to financial institutions and their clients.
Don most recently was a Senior Vice President with Heartland Bank and Trust Company focused on business lending and business development for the Peoria Area. A 1976 Economics graduate of Illinois State University, Don continues to give back to his alma mater and community through his service on the boards of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. Don most recently joined the Board of the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation. He is also a member of Peoria Rotary North and is a past Chair of the CEO Council. Don was also on the Local Advisory Board for Greater Peoria LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), where he served as Chair of the Lending Committee and an Executive Committee member, and he was a 20 year member of the Illinois State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, and served as President, Vice President and Treasurer. He has served on a variety of committees with the Peoria Area Chamber and on the board of other community organizations and volunteered for various charitable organizations in and around the greater Peoria area. He is a graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School and Political Action School.
"We are committed to leveraging our competence in retirement plan operation and our focus on business development through financial intermediaries as a major channel to reach our objectives. Don knows banks and retirement plans. He is well-known in Peoria and in the banking community as a person with depth, great work ethic, and strong relationship building ability. Bringing Don on board is reflective of the firm's commitment to continue developing our already strong relationships with financial institutions," said John Blossom, President and CEO of ABG Retirement Plan Services.
ABG Retirement Plan Services is a regional service office of one of the largest retirement plan administration organizations in the country. For more than 40 years, ABGRPS has built up more than $3 billion in retirement plan and health savings account assets by providing administration for more than 42,500 plan participants and health savings account holders. ABGRPS' website (www.abgrps.com) contains more information.
John D. Blossom
ABG Retirement Plan Services