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Bradley M. Towson Joins Atlanta Retirement Partners

Atlanta, GA - April 15, 2016 -- Georgia-based retirement plan consulting and advisory firm, Atlanta Retirement Partners, is pleased to announce that Bradley M. Towson has joined the firm as our Director of Wealth Management. Brad brings over 16 years’ experience serving the Atlanta marketplace in an advisory capacity and a remarkable level of dedication and customer focus.

Brad joins as the firm from Morgan Stanley, where he served as Senior Vice President-Wealth Management, Corporate Retirement Director and Financial Advisor. Brad is a Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist with a degree in Finance from Valdosta State University. He is dual- registered as an investment advisor representative with the SEC and a broker with FINRA through LPL Financial. As a Corporate Retirement Director, Brad and his team worked on estate, financial and liability matters with business owners, family offices and HNW individuals to help reduce the uncertainty that can come from transitioning into retirement.

 “Atlanta Retirement Partners is expanding to support pre-retirees as they face their transition into retirement, and Brad is an important component of that expansion.  We look forward to seeing our plan sponsor clients and employees enjoy the benefit of Brad’s expertise.”  Atlanta Retirement Partners Founder, David T. Griffin, C(k)P®, AIF®

About Atlanta Retirement Partners

Atlanta Retirement Partners (ARP) serves more than fifty institutional retirement plans for various governmental, private and tax-exempt organizations.  The firm’s service philosophy is that “people come first.” The success of an employee retirement program is measured by individual employee retirement outcomes. This focus, which permeates ARP’s approach, makes Brad an excellent addition to the team.

In recent years, qualified plan administration has grown increasing complex, both for the plan sponsor and the participant.  Atlanta Retirement Partners works with retirement plan sponsors to create and follow a process that seeks to both fulfill fiduciary responsibility and drive positive retirement outcomes.  ARP and founder, David Griffin, have been recognized for working directly with plan participants as well as plan sponsors, seeking input from both to develop retirement programs that address the needs of both.  These efforts have helped promote more successful retirement programs, where employees better understand their retirement plan, their personal goals, and how today’s decisions will impact their retirement. “That’s why we take a very hands-on approach to employee education”, Griffin notes, and it is one reason why David Griffin has been recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors as one of 2016’s “Top 50 under 40”[1] and has been named to the 2015 Financial Times “Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors”[2] list.

[1] Nominated and voted on by industry peers and selected by a NAPA member committee based on business profile and future industry leadership potential.

[2] Awarded to financial advisors managing at least $25 million in defined contribution (DC) plan assets where DC plans represent at least 20% of total AUM. Graded on several criteria, including growth in DC plans and assets, plan participation rates, experience and industry certifications, and compliance record.

Securities and Retirement Plan Consulting Program advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.  Other advisory services offered through IFG Advisory, LLC, a separate entity.