The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries announced Sunday at its annual conference that it has named Kyla Keck, a principal of SageView Retirement Plan Consultants (SVRPC) and SageView Advisory Group in Knoxville, Tennessee, as its new president.

Keck, who has more than 30 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, will serve a one-year term.

ASPPA also announced at its conference in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, that Ilene H. Ferenczy will serve a three-year term on its Board of Directors.

Ferenczy is the managing partner of Ferenczy Benefits Law Center LLP, an employee benefits law firm with offices in Atlanta and Knoxville.

Prior to becoming a partner of SVRPC in 1996, Keck was vice president of Trust and Employee Benefits at First American Bank. Her other professional experience includes benefit software programming, retirement plan administration, and client technical support for Booke & C. as well as serving as corporate compensation and benefits manager for Plasti-Line Inc.

Keck has served on various ASPPA committees, including the Benefits Conference of the South, the ASPPA Annual Conference, a Continuing Education task force of E&E. Committee leadership positions include vice chairwoman of national conferences and general co-chairwoman of conferences.

She became a member of the ASPPA board of directors in 2009 and has served as vice president, secretary, senior vice president and president-elect.

In addition to her ASPPA educational credentials, Keck is a certified employee benefit specialist from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also is an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent for the Internal Revenue Service.

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