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Iselin, NJ, May 16, 2024— U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners announced today that Edward Margolis, executive chairman, cofounder, and former president of Kades-Margolis Corp., has been recognized by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and awarded the 2024 PSEA Lewis F. Adler Friend of Education Award. This is PSEA’s most significant, visible, and enduring recognition given to individuals who have made a lasting and positive impact on public education in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Margolis recently celebrated his 50-year anniversary with the firm. Throughout his career, Ed has worked closely with the PSEA and public employers to educate them on the value and benefits of offering 403(b)/457(b) plans to help their employees achieve their financial goals.

“I was both honored and humbled by this award. Having had the PSEA endorsement for 403(b)/retirement programs for 50 years, has been quite an honor in itself. As I acknowledged in my acceptance speech, I could not have done this all by myself. Much credit should go to our Advisors and staff, who have been with me over the years,” said Ed Margolis.

Patrick Bello, Kades-Margolis president, said, “It was such a pleasure to be there to see Ed receive this recognition from the PSEA, and to witness their appreciation as they presented him with this well-deserved, and very meaningful acknowledgement of the significant positive impact he has had on the employees of public education in Pennsylvania for the past 50 years.”

Megan Schneider, USRBP CEO, said, “For decades, Ed has provided leadership and expertise in the retirement and financial services industry, helping Pennsylvania public schools take care of the financial wellness of their number one resource – their educators.”

About U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners: U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, with headquarters in Iselin, NJ, is one of the nation’s largest independent, national financial services firms specializing in employee benefit and employer-sponsored retirement plans in the K-12 public school, governmental, corporate, and non-profit markets. Through 59 acquisitions throughout the U.S., USRBP serves over 15,000 employer groups with 3.5 million participants.  For more information, visit