Hans was born and raised in New Burg, New York and earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. After serving four years in the Navy, Hans moved to Alaska to pursue a career in communications. This led him to his next career with NASA in the control room for the Apollo missions.
As RPA’s Founder and visionary leader, Hans Banziger is a pioneer in the retirement planning industry. He started RPA in Houston as an employee benefit planning company and in 1969, moved the headquarters to Falls Church, Virginia.
Known as a great strategist, Hans is credited with designing and implementing some of the most successful and beneficial retirement plans that lead the industry as both cost-effective and accurate. He’s led the way for RPA’s expansion in to new markets and continues to provide the vision and strategic point-of-view necessary to keep RPA moving forward.
In addition to directing and growing the fully integrated business, Hans advises on special projects and helps to educate RPA staff on industry best practices.
A Navy veteran of the Korean War, Hans has an MBA from the University of Houston. He also sits on advisory boards of several organizations in the Washington D.C. area.   



As President of RPA, Michael is responsible for taking the company forward through change and growth. Michael is known as a results-driven, highly adaptable team builder with a proven track record of outstanding achievement in creating and developing strategic growth plans. As a leader, he consistently drives business growth all while helping to establish positive corporate culture and strong teams. From sales and marketing to accounting and business operations, Michael provides the blueprint for the continued development and success of the RPA brand.Prior to RPA, Michael spent 35 years in the wireless and tech industries, building growth businesses and managing operations. He led several early stage companies through high growth phases, has led sales of several companies, and acquisitions as well. Michael has a BS in Finance from George Mason University and sits on advisory boards of several organizations in the Washington D.C. area. Michael’s personal time is spent with his family and his dogs doing things they love.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Sports, reading, movies, new technology, animals and the outdoors.



Director of Operations

Originally from Mohnton, Pennsylvania (outside of Reading) I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in geography.  I moved to Northern Virginia to work at the US Geological Survey as a Physical Science Technician, and shortly thereafter found myself working at Retirement Planners for the next 22 years (as of 2015).  I hold the designations of Accredited Pension Administrator, Qualified Pension Administration, Qualified 401(k) Plan Administrator, and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent.  I have had many roles at Retirement Planners, met many wonderful people, and looking forward to another 22 years of change and excitement.


Fun Facts

General Likes: Springtime, friends and family, walking, jogging, country music   

Favorite Meal: breakfast, banana pudding cake 


Director of Finance

Barbara Eichenser became Director of Finance of RPA in 2014 to establish an efficient and effective accounting and financial reporting system. She is currently responsible for all accounting, treasury and financial reporting functions. A graduate from DePaul University, with over 15 years of finance and accounting experience working in local government, public, private and international companies in a wide array of industries, she spent much of her career helping companies with system and process conversions, process improvements and consolidated financial statements.  Barbara lives in Northern Virginia with her daughter and two rescue puppies.    


Sr. Transition Specialist

Heather Sevier began managing client plan transitions for the RPA Client Relations Team in February of 2002. Since that time, in her capacity as our Senior Client Relations Manager, Heather has played an integral role in the emergence of RPA’s industry standing as one of the most efficient, and client friendly, customer relations team in the retirement plan industry. A 1996 honor graduate with a BA in Psychology from George Mason University, Heather’s skills in working with new RPA clients to help design retirement plans that meet the highest standards; that transition smoothly, and simplify the plan transition process to consume the least amount of time necessary for new clients and their advisors, have proven second to none. Prior to joining the RPA Team, Heather’s passion for golf found her working as a golf tournament organizer and coordinator for some very prestigious golf clubs in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Heather’s personal time is spent with her husband and 10-year-old daughter, supporting her daughter’s love of volleyball and horseback riding, while also serving as a senior leader for her daughter’s American Heritage Girls troop.   


Director of Business Development

Matthew has extensive industry experience in 401(k) Third Party Administration and Recordkeeping, Trusts and Wealth Management, and Brokerage operations. In this role, he assists with product development and the efficient delivery of quality services to clients. He has an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute, a BS in Legal Studies from the University of Maryland, University College, and an AAS in Paralegal Studies. He obtained the Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation from ASPPA and the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association. 


Fun Facts

LIKES: Hockey, Films, Video Games, and time with family. 

FAVORITE MEAL:  Seasoned Ribeye, Medium-Rare with Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Redskin Potatoes. 

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Consulting in the pension administration business for 43 years (1972), she began working part-time during high school with the founders of RPA, Walter (Alice’s Dad) and Hans Banziger (her uncle).  Alice was in Washington, D.C. when the first pension law was signed by President Ford.  That law is commonly known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).  The advent of technology and ever-changing architecture of tax and labor law has always been a welcome challenge for her.  She chose to study compliance with IRS and Department of Labor codes.  She has worked with investment brokers, CPAs and attorneys throughout her career, often pointing out the spirit of pension laws, changing perspectives and approaches as to how these expert professionals present their advice.  Alice left RPA in 1986 to pursue her career with several other pension firms. Her achievements include compliance research, communication, maintaining plan documents in written form, database development, employee management, and design of spreadsheets for calculating pension allocations with discrimination testing.  Her journeys of apprenticeship earned her the opportunity to return to RPA. As a person who enjoys both educating and learning, she will listen intently to any issue you may have and endeavor to resolve it in the most expeditious, professional manner possible.  Her calm demeanor honed by years of experience will leave you, your employees and other professional advisers with the opinion of having received quality service.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Reading, writing, good music, cooking, eating good food, professional football, making people smile and dogs.  “I love the ‘dog dance,’ when their whole body wags with their tail while the front legs go back and forth!”

BUCKET LIST: Another hot air balloon. “Getting up before dawn to sail the air, then celebrating the landing with champagne is invigorating!” 

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Sales Director

With over 28 years of experience, Craig has a proven track record as a retirement plan expert and advisor. He has been providing technical plan design and compliance consulting to plan sponsors, financial advisors and CPAs throughout the Mid‐Atlantic Region since starting his career. Craig is now a senior member of the sales consulting team at Retirement Planners and Administrators (RPA) out of Falls Church, VA. In this role, Craig works closely with brokers and advisors to design plans that meet the unique needs of each Plan Sponsor. Craig is a current member of ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries) and has earned his ASPPA designation of QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator). Craig earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson State University as a Political Science major in 1987.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Anything Outdoors, Exercising, Hiking and Boating

FAVORITE MEAL: Lobster/T Bone Surf & Turf 

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Lynn has been in the retirement industry since 1994 and has experience in all types of retirement plans focusing on defined contribution plans.  She graduated from Radford University in Radford, VA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has received her Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation and is currently working on her Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation from American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).

Fun Facts

LIKES:  Reading, listening to music, spending time with her family, friends & Dachshund, Chihuahua, Yorkie mix, Cody.

FAVORITE AUTHOR:  Steven King & Debbie Macomber

FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION:  Outer Banks, Florida visiting family & Disney World/Universal Studios.

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Nikki has been working in the retirement plan industry since June 2010.  She obtained her QKA designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries in 2013.  She graduated from University of Maryland in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.  Nikki lives in New Freedom, PA with her husband, two boys and two cats. 


Fun Facts

LOVES:   Traveling, spending time with family and friends, sports- especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, music, animals and celebrating holidays. 



Contributions Supervisor

Chuck has been with RPA for over 20 years. He started as an Administrative Assistant and quickly moved through various positions with the company. As payroll supervisor, Chuck handles the daily processing and posting of participant contributions to accounts. He also oversees the set up and importation of participant contributions supplied by our clients. Prior to working at RPA, he held a Manager position for 8 years with Forbes Video, a former video retail chain in Virginia.


Fun Facts

LIKES: English Bulldogs (we have 2), Home Theater, Horror Movies, Videogames, Spending time with friends

FAVORITE BOOK: The Stand by Stephen King. The ultimate tale of good vs. evil! 


Plan Compliance Analyst

Dee has been with RPA for more than 25 years and is responsible for the administration and servicing of approximately 100 small, medium and large 401K and 403b plans.   Proving great customer service to her clients and ensuring that their plans are in compliance with all the rules and regulations are her top priorities. Prior to coming to RPA, Dee was employed as manager of operations for a major insurance company.  Dee’s background in management and customer relations have served well in establishing the relationships she has with her clients.


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Cooking, reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends

IDEAL WEEKEND:  Driving to West Virginia to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country 


Administrative Assistant

A part-time receptionist at RPA since 2006, full-time event planner at Bellwether Events, lifelong rescue dog advocate and regular mentor at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. A Northern Virginia native with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. 


Fun Facts

LIKES: Blue cheese, red wine, white winters

FAVORITE MEAL: Thanksgiving dinner!  


Client Transition Analyst

Gerry joined RPA as the Client Transition Analyst.  He has six plus years of experience in retirement services and over 20 years in financial services as an international derivatives analyst and a mutual funds research analyst.  He is the financial committee chairman of his local church and a graduate from Stevens Institute of Technology.  


When he is not biking, Gerry enjoys many other sports and outdoor activities – softball, camping, hiking, boating and fishing.  He is proud to have completed several 150-mile bike fundraisers for MS. 


Fun Facts

LIKES:  any beach or any vessel on the water (wants to own a jet-ski), scuba diving, canoeing, and reading – especially history.

FAVORITE MEAL: any seafood.

FAVORITE  QUOTE: "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."   - Thomas Jefferson

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Daily Accounts Manager

Eric handles multiple aspects of the Daily Valuation System at RPA.  His main focus is ensuring all retirement plan contributions are allocated correctly to the plan participants.  Great working relationships with the rest of the “Daily Team” at RPA, allows Eric to focus solely on creating smooth transactions for clients and plan participants. Eric joined RPA straight out of college after earning his BS in Finance from Old Dominion University and he hasn’t looked back.


Fun Facts

LIKES: I enjoy playing basketball, golf, poker and fantasy football.  

IDEAL WEEKEND: I love rooting for my kid at his soccer games on Saturdays and watching football on Sundays. 

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Director of Plan Compliance

Allan has been in the retirement plan compliance industry since February of 2000.   His work experience includes time working for a retirement trust for a trade association, a third party administration team at a CPA firm, and also working with a company specializing in third party administration work.   He has held a variety of positions, starting as an entry level distribution processor and moving his way up as a customer service representative, a compliance specialist and then into a pension administration role.  He now utilizes his knowledge in all facets of defined contribution plan compliance to manage and lead a team of experienced retirement plan professionals.  He has obtained both a QKA and QPA designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.      


Fun Facts

LIKES:  A big sports fan, especially of the NHL and NFL.  Also enjoys reading and cooking.   



Plan Compliance Analyst

Sherri is a Pension Plan Analyst with over 15 year of experience in defined contribution plans.  She has a Bachelor in Accounting from Davenport University.  Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family, her orange cat Dasher (aka Garfield) and yellow lab Willow. She excludes her son’s pet frogs from this list.  She has been a Cub Scout leader since 2017 which is a challenge but also so rewarding.  She and her husband are also small group leaders at their church.   


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Traveling, going for walks, camping, spending time with friends and family.  

FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATIONS:  Spain, Italy, Outer Banks and Alaska. 

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Plan Compliance Manager

Kim has 22 years of 401(k) Third Party Administration experience.  She has a BS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.  She obtained the Qualified 401(k) Administrator and Qualified Pension Administrator designations from ASPPA and the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Horseback riding, gardening, and time with family & her black lab Deacon

FAVORITE MEAL:  Grilled venison steak & macaroni and cheese with her homemade salsa 


Plan Compliance Associate

Brooke started in June of 2019 as a Plan Compliance Associate and works part-time as a cook at Pigeon River Brewery. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Globe University. Outside of work, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her friends, family,  black lab Benelli, cat Grover, and chinchilla Chinny.


Fun Facts

Favorite meal: Spaghetti or Grilled Venison and Mac n’ Cheese

Favorite Vacation Destination: Outwest- Wyoming and Montana

Likes: horseback riding, anything outdoorsy


Daily Accounts Specialist

Wendy started with RPA in 2006, as the receptionist and was moved to the Daily Valuation team three weeks later. She works with new clients to set up their payroll uploads and teach them how to use our Data Validation Center. Wendy proudly holds a BA from LaGrange College in History and Art History. Before coming to RPA, she worked in health care for 7 years.


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Gardening, Cooking, Photography, Road Trips, Reading, and Crochet

FAVORITE BOOK: The Kingkiller Chronicles 

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Michelle has been a pension administrator for over 25 years.  She learned the industry while employed at The Principal Financial Group before making the switch to TPA Services.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Reading, cross-stitching, scrapbooking, travel, and spending time with family (especially her granddaughter)


Senior Daily Valuation Specialist

Butch came to RPA in 2004 after working for several years in Medical Finance. He holds degrees from The University of Virginia in several sciences. Butch volunteers with his local running clubs and outdoor sports groups to encourage people of all ages to get out and have fun.


Fun Facts

LIKES:  kayaking, running and photography  FAVORITE QUOTE: You are the key to your future. It’s all up to you to unlock that door. 

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Senior Plan Compliance Analyst

Lisa Johnson is a Pension Administrator with over 21 years of experience in 401(k) Third Party Administration.  She received her Bachelor of business administration degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and went on to earn the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries designation of Qualified 401(k) Administrator.  Lisa enjoys consulting with her clients on a daily basis to ensure their retirement plan continues to meet their company’s needs.  


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Family time, going to the gym, reading, boating

FAVORITE BOOK: Any by Nicholas Sparks 

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Senior Plan Compliance Analyst

Janice has been in the pension business for 22 years, starting her career in 1994.  She started as a trust accountant right after graduating from George Mason University with BS degree in accounting.  A year later, she was elevated into a Pension Administration position.  Looking for an opportunity to grow, she joined RPA in 2005 and has been with the company since then.  She strives to provide the highest level of customer service by listening to the questions and concerns of her clients daily.  Janice has a Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) certifications from the American Society of Pension and Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).  She’s been a member of ASPPA since 1998.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Gardening; Interior decorating, Classical music, Walking my dog

FAVORITE VACATION DESTINATION: Train ride through the Alps 

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Senior Plan Compliance Analyst

As a Pension Administrator, Jeanne is responsible for providing administration services to her clients.  Jeanne is known for her exceptional customer service and strong knowledge of plan administration which allow her to assist clients with plan concerns quickly and accurately.   

Prior to joining RPA in 2012, Jeanne spent ten years in the industry working as a pension administrator and training specialist for another third party administration company. Before that Jeanne spent seven years in the U.S. Air Force and then, as a military spouse, held numerous positions with multiple private companies in different locations.  

Jeanne has a BS in Business Management from University of Maryland College, has received her Qualified 401(k) Plan Administrator (QKA) certification from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, and is an active member of the Girl Scouts organization and her church.

Fun Facts 

LIKES:  Knitting, Couponing, Spending Time with Family

FAVORITE BOOK: Anything by Anne McCaffrey 

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Retirement Sales Consultant

Randy is an experienced Retirement Plan Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Financial Services, Financial Analysis, and Finance. Twenty-four years experienced as a Retirement Plan Wholesaler for John Hancock and Mass Mutual. Outstanding knowledge of all the Retirement Plan Record-keepers such as Principal, Voya, Hancock, Mass Mutual, Lincoln, American Funds, Fidelity, Vanguard to mention a few.

Fun Facts

LIKES:  Reading, Golf,  Wine, and the Washington Capitals

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Plan Compliance Analyst

I started in the retirement plan industry 9 years ago.  Prior to that, I attended college at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.  I’m currently working towards receiving my QKA certification.  Outside of work, I enjoy spending time working out, walking/hiking (with my dog, Enzo), and biking. I also love to see live music.  


Fun Facts

FAVORITE MEAL: Popcorn!! I don’t think this is considered a meal to most people, but if you have a whole bag, you don’t need much else.

THINGS YOU WANT MORE OF: Vacations based around exploration.  I would love to spend a month in Spain. I would also like to backpack through South America one day. 


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Plan Compliance Analyst

Maritza has been in the pension administration business for 18 years, the last 9 years with RPA and previously with another pension company in Florida.  She obtained a Business Administration degree in Lima, Peru.  She completed courses with the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and has an English Composition degree issued by the Broward Community College (Florida).  Prior to coming to the USA, she worked in the aviation and administration business in Lima. Maritza’s commitment is to provide the best service to her clients and to make sure that all her plans are in compliance with the regulations.


Fun Facts

LIKES:  Travelling and exploring other countries and cultures, flying, animals, rain forests, nature, beaches, swimming, reading, dancing, music,   family (in special her 2 grandkids),  friends, dogs, cats, sunrise and sunset while flying  on an airplane, music, dancing FAVORITE MEAL:  Seafood  

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Wendy has been in the plan administration field for over 25 years.  During this time, she worked on all types of defined contribution plans.  Wendy currently lives in Miamisburg, Ohio with her husband and 2 children. 

Sean Powell

Sales Director PA/NJ/NY

Sean is a Philadelphia, PA native and has over 20 years experience working in the financial services industry. Such roles include Financial Advisory, Management, and Financial Wholesaling among others.  


Fun Facts

LIKES:  One of six siblings to graduate from Penn State. Enjoys playing basketball and tennis and the Jersey Shore during summer weekends.

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Plan Compliance Analyst

Garth is a Retirement Plan Administrator with over 25 years' experience with Retirement Plans.  Knowledgeable in retirement plan design, operation and compliance, he conducts a detailed analysis demonstrating proactive thought leadership to bring best practice solutions to his clients.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Philadelphia Eagles

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Senior Plan Compliance Analyst

As a Pension Administrator, Jennifer is dedicated to building client relationships and consulting with clients on all areas of plan design and compliance with ERISA and related regulations. Jennifer’s areas of expertise include compensation testing and cross-tested allocations.  She has more than 16 years of experience working in the retirement plan industry and is a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA), a designation sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).  Jennifer earned a BA in Business Management and an MBA in Finance, both from Concordia University Wisconsin.  She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin her husband and two young children.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Sewing/knitting, reading, NCIS, The Green Bay Packers


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Plan Compliance Analyst

Eileen is a Retirement Plan Administrator with over 20 years' experience in all types of defined contribution Plans.  She has received both the Qualified Pension Administrator and Qualified 401(k) Administrator designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.


Fun Facts

LIKES: Reading (over 1,000 books just on my Kindle, not to mention my actual home library), golfing, travelling (especially to Disney World!), listening to music FAVORITE AUTHOR(s): Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Anne McCaffrey (privileged to have met her at her home in Ireland) 

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Accounting Assistant

A retired executive, spending the last fifteen years in the auto industry, providing numerous services to the executive teams. Now retired, I was looking for something to keep me busy part-time   

Fun Facts

BUCKET LIST: In 2014, I achieved an item to cross off my bucket list. Taking a cross country road trip from San Francisco, CA to my new home twenty miles west of Hilton Head, SC. The goal was to see as much of the country and arrive ahead of the moving company. Having beautiful spring weather, covering eight states in seven days and travelling over 3000 miles, the goal was achieved.  I experienced Yosemite, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, and Crater in Winslow. The Grand Canyon, a section of the old Route 66, Hoover Dam, Lake Meade, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Dallas, Birmingham, Atlanta, and final destination home in the south.

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Company Mascot

Ruff…Ruff Ruff, Rowlf! Ruff, Rowlf, ROWFL!!!


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Fun Facts

LIKES: Belly rubs and car rides


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Company Mascot




Fun Facts

LIKES: Food dropped on the floor, sunshine