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Iselin, NJ, June 23, 2014—U.S. Retirement Partners (USRP) announced today that the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has recognized Frank Owen, CLU, ChFC as a recipient of the “NTSA Elite Advisor Award” at their annual 403(b) Summit. The award is an annual member recognition program that has been established to honor retirement plan advisors who have helped shape best practices in serving clients in the 403(b) and/or 457 retirement plan industry, as well as to acknowledge the advisor’s specific accomplishments and/or industry contributions. NTSA is the nation’s only independent, non-profit association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace. Its mission is to provide high-quality related education, technical support, information resources and networking forums for all professionals involved in the 403(b) and 457(b) marketplace.

Frank Owen is the president of USRP’s member firm, F.R. Owen & Associates in Charlotte, NC, a firm that was founded to work primarily with 403(b) plan participants. He has served NTSA as a board member and president, and currently serves on several committees.

“This is one of the highest honors advisors can receive in our industry,” shared Frank Owen. He then added, “I have been helping educators retire well for over 36 years and being recognized in this way, by this prestigious organization, is incredibly rewarding.”

“We are delighted that one of our founding Partners has been chosen to receive this important NTSA award,” said Mark M. Skinner, President and CEO of USRP. He continued, “Frank is a terrific role model for others in our business, as well as in his community.”