Chicago–based Retirement Plan Advisors (RPA) has promoted Zachary Karas to a principal of the firm. Karas has served as vice president of group retirement plans since joining the firm in 2009. He is also a member of the firm’s executive committee, and will continue to support RPA’s field effort, including new retirement plan acquisitions, financial advisor training and strategic planning. Prior to RPA, Karas held the position of vice president, national director of government sales at The Hartford.

RPA specializes in public-sector deferred compensation and defined contribution retirement plans. Currently, RPA serves more than 700 plans with 50,000 participants and $3 billion in plan assets.

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