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[widget type='STAFF' name='David N. Harvey' title='CEO and President of the BPA Financial Group',
BPA Financial Group' img='']

Mr. Harvey is president and chief executive officer of the BPA Financial Group where his responsibilities include corporate management and benefit consulting. He has served as a consultant in the employee benefits field for 40 years, specializing in benefit plan design and funding alternatives. Prior to joining Benefit Plan Administrators Limited, Mr. Harvey was involved in individual and general insurance management; group underwriting and group sales (United States) with Great-West Life; and group sales management (Bahamas, Ontario, Manitoba) for Imperial Life. He has served on the International Foundation’s CEBS Committee and Education Committee. Mr. Harvey is a past Chair of the International Foundation’s Canadian Education Committee and a past member of the Educational Program Committee. He is currently a Canadian Sector Representative on the Foundation’s Executive Committee, serves on its Strategic Initiative Steering Committee, is Chair of the Canadian Board and is a member of the Canadian Trustee Education (Ad Hoc) Committee. Mr. Harvey received his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Winnipeg and has completed various insurance and investment courses.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Jeffrey C. Baldwin, CPA, CA, GBA, BBA (hons.)' title='President & Chief Financial Officer/ Privacy Officer,
Benefit Plan Administrators Limited' img='']

Mr. Baldwin joined the BPA Financial Group in 1999 as chief financial officer and was promoted to president of Benefit Plan Administrators Limited in 2011. He has over 16 years of experience working with multiemployer trust funds from an administrative and financial perspective. Mr. Baldwin oversees all BPA operational departments (administration, pension, claims) as well as finance and information technology at BPA’s seven offices. In 2002, he earned his Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation and Dalhousie University. Mr. Baldwin became a chartered accountant (CA) in 1993 and obtained the CPA designation in 2012. Prior to joining BPA, he worked for two prominent accounting firms, which included auditing multi-employer benefit and pension trust funds. Mr. Baldwin is actively involved with the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, where he has spoken regularly at the Annual Benefits Conference and the Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs as well as having delivered both the Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS) and the Advanced Trust Management Standards (ATMS) programs offered by the International Foundation.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Len Tompkins, HIA (hons.)' title='President,
Benefit Plan Administrators (Atlantic) Limited' img='']

Mr. Tompkins has over 30 years’ experience in the pension and benefits industry. Prior to joining BPA, he held senior positions with three of Canada’s largest life insurance companies. Mr. Tompkins is a past member of the Atlantic Regional Council of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute. He is a past member of the Canadian Investment Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is a current faculty member of the Foundations of Trust Management Standards (FTMS) and Advanced Trustee Management Standards (ATMS) programs. Mr. Tompkins is a past member of the Investment Committee of the Maritime Life Assurance Company. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on pension and benefits, governance and communication issues.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Chris McNeill' title='Vice President,
Privacy Officer LiUNA, Local 183,
BPA Consulting Group Limited' img='']

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Joseph Jaseliunas' title='Senior Vice President,
BPA Consulting Group Limited' img='']

Joseph joined Benefit Plan Administrators Limited in 1988. As Senior Vice President, Joseph has a breadth of knowledge in pension and life and health benefits. With industry experience spanning over 35 years, Joseph provides expertise on a consulting basis to BPA pension and benefit clients. Prior to joining BPA, Joseph held administrative and management positions with a national insurance and custodial firm, as well as managed pensions and benefits for a national banking institution. As an active participant in the IFEBP, Joseph has previously acted as a Moderator for various functions and he routinely attends various industry courses in pension and health benefits organized by the IFEBP. Joseph is a member of the Canadian Association of Canadian Pension Management, and is a member of the Independent Financial Brokers of Canada.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='David Coulter, B.Sc.' title='Vice President,
BPA Consulting Group Limited' img='']

David joined BPA Consulting in July of 2004 as a Benefits Consultant and holds the position of Vice President Group Insurance. Prior to joining BPA, he held a position of Regional Director of Group Life and Health for a major Insurance Company in Toronto. David has over 30 years of experience in Trusteed Group Life and Health benefits and underwriting. David received his B.Sc. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Jane Lafarga, ASA' title='Vice President Pensions,
BPA Consulting Group Limited ' img='']

Jane joined BPA Consulting Group in January 2011. Jane is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and prior to joining BPA, spent over 20 years working in various actuarial, pension administration and project management roles within a large global HR consulting firm in Toronto. Jane is responsible for supporting BPA’s pension consulting and compliance practices in the Mississauga, Ontario office.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Tim Adams, MBA, CEBS' title='Vice President,
BPA Consulting Group Limited' img='']

Tim Adams recently joined The BPA Financial Group after spending 15 years with another Consulting and a Trust Plan Administrative firm. With over 19 years in the insurance industry, he has expertise in benefit consulting, underwriting, design and administration and delivery for all types of benefit plans. Tim complements his years of industry experience with an MBA from Athabasca University and the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) Designation provided by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Dalhousie University. Tim has actively participated in many industry associations and committees including sitting on an Advisory Board with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario as well as a past Committee member of the Canadian CEBS Committee, and a teacher of the CEBS course for Government Sponsored Benefit Plans. Tim is currently licensed in all provinces except Quebec and is an instructor for the Foundations of Trust Management Standards.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='David Rowe, CPA, CGA, MBA, GBA' title='Director of Administrative Operations,
Benefit Plan Administrators Limited' img='']

Dave joined BPA in 2010 as Manager of Finance and was promoted to Director of Administrative Operations in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1999, majoring in Economics and Computer Science. He also obtained an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree and he has completed his Masters of Business Administration degree in 2013. David is also a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.

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[widget type='STAFF' name='Ross Arsenault, CEBS, CD' title='Vice-President, Benefit Consulting,
Benefit Plan Administrators Limited' img='']

Ross is the Vice-President and senior benefits consultant for Benefit Plan Administrators (Atlantic) Limited. He has over 13 years’ experience with group benefits at two of the largest insurance companies in Canada, where he worked as a new business underwriter handling major accounts, including union trust benefit plans. Ross also has experience working as a sales and marketing representative in the group benefits department of an insurance company. Later, Ross was successful in creating his own position with a large third-party administrator organization located in Western Canada, whereby Ross established the Atlantic Canada arm and acted as the Atlantic Regional Vice-President of Group Marketing and Sales. Ross has served as an educational program moderator for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, is a member of the International Foundation’s CEBS Committee and will be delivering the Advanced Trust Management Standards (“ATMS”) programs offered by the IFEBP in 2016.

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