Bernadette has been working in the retirement plan industry for over 20 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and earned a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois Law School in Urbana-Champaign, IL. Since then Bernadette has learned about and worked on the many different aspects of the retirement plan industry including marketing, sales and her favorite–the legal and compliance side of retirement plans. She joined H&A in 2010 and subsequently earned her QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) and QPA (Qualified Plan Administrator) designations from ASPPA. Bernadette is an avid Chicago Bears fan and also likes road trips, especially to western states, and has recently made it her goal to visit most, if not all, of our national parks. Bernadette loves her two cats, Tabu and Athena.