John Carl, founder and president of Retirement Learning Center, died Saturday. He was 54.
“With deep regret and sadness, we must announce the passing of our colleague and dear friend John Carl,” Jenny Kiffmeyer, chief operating officer at the Center, said in a LinkedIn post late Sunday.
Carl “passed away unexpectedly at his home in Pound Ridge, NY,” Kiffmeyer said. “During this sad time, please remember John’s wife, Viveka, and his sons Jack and Harrison, in your prayers and thoughts.”
Carl hosted The Retirement Spectrum podcast.
A preeminent thought leader on retirement issues, Carl was also the executive director of the PLANSPONSOR Institute, the education and training arm of PLANSPONSOR, as well as founding lecturer of The Retirement Advisor University (TRAU) at UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education.
Carl also served on the Government Affairs Committee for the National Association of Plan Advisors.