CPC, QPA, ERPA, AFA, AIF®
Gwen has been a consultant and administrator of qualified plans for close to 30 years. She is the President of O’Connell Pension Consulting, based in Eugene, OR, representing clients in the western states. Gwen has served on the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA's) PAC Committee, Membership Committee, Annual Conference Committee, ASPPA's Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Education and Examination (E&E) Committee, including acting as the E&E chair for 4 years. She is the recipient of ASPPA's 2003 Educator’s Award.Gwen is a member of National Association of Actuaries and Consultants, Inc. (NAACI) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Gwen is an active volunteer with local non-profits and is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley where she served in the calendar years 2004 and 2005 as the President. She is a member of the Eugene Rotary. Previously, Gwen was the President of the Professional Women’s Forum and on the Board of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) of Lane County. Gwen is a frequent speaker on pension topics and has been an instructor for ASPPA and the American College.