Printing issues delay Wednesday Tribune
The Great Bend Tribune could not be printed Tuesday night and therefore no papers were delivered Wednesday, Publisher Judy Duryee announced. Subscribers can access the full electronic version of Wednesday’s Tribune online at and the printed version will be delivered along with the Friday paper.
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CPI employee attains ASPPAs QPA designation
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Russell Linderer

Russell Linderer of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) has recently passed all of the required exams to attain his QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues Basic Concepts (DC-1), Compliance Issues (DC-2), and Advanced Topics (DC-3) exams, and the Administrative Issues of Defined Benefit Plans (DB) exam.
Linderer started at CPI in June, 2008 as a Plan Administrator in the Governmental/Tax Exempt Client Services department. In May, 2012, he was promoted to Senior Administrator. He has also attained his QKA (401(k) Administrator) and TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designations through ASPPA.
ASPPA is the premier national organization for career retirement plan professionals who work to educate retirement plan and benefits professionals and to preserve and enhance the private pension system. Although ASPPA was founded in 1966 as an actuarial organization, the growing needs of the pension community led to the expansion of their membership to include pension professionals of all types: consultants, administrators, accountants, attorneys, chartered life underwriters, and more. Currently, ASPPA has over 11,000 members.
CPI was incorporated in July of 1972 as a fee-based pension consulting firm. CPI specializes in the design, installation and administration of Qualified Employee Benefit Plans (including 401(k) and 403(b) plans), as well as providing a full range of consulting and payroll services to over 4,000 clients in all 50 states. CPI currently employs about 400 people, most of whom work in the Great Bend, Kansas corporate office. CPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of CUNA Mutual Investment Corporation, a leading insurance and financial services organization.