Ascensus Announces Two New Regional Vice Presidents on Retirement Sales Team

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Ben Buehler and Trent Schrader Expand Roles to Support Financial Advisors and Clients

Dresher, PAAscensus—whose technology and expertise help millions save for a better future—has announced the appointment of two new Regional Vice Presidents, Ben Buehler and Trent Schrader, to the company’s Retirement sales team.

Buehler will cover Northern Texas, reporting to Lori Zeman, Western Division Vice President.

He joined Ascensus in 2022 and most recently served as an Internal Sales Consultant. Buehler previously was a Senior Regional Sales Consultant at PCS Retirement. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Wisconsin.

With responsibility for the Pacific Northwest, Schrader will serve Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, also reporting to Zeman.

Schrader joined Ascensus in 2021 and most recently served as an Internal Sales Consultant. Prior to joining Ascensus, he was a Regional Sales Consultant at CUNA Mutual Retirement. Schrader earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at Taylor University.

"I’m proud to be able to promote such strong talent from within to further support our partners and their clients," said Jason Crane, Ascensus' head of Retirement Distribution. “Both Trent and Ben already have outstanding reputations and a track record of excellence at Ascensus and I’m excited to see that continue to flourish.”


About Ascensus

Ascensus is a market-leading enabler of tax-advantaged savings—providing technology, services, and expertise that help more than 15 million people save for retirement, education, and healthcare.

The company is a premier savings program service provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator. Its platforms, industry knowledge, and data-based insights enhance the growth and success of its partners, their clients, and savers through co-branded, private-labeled, and governmental partnerships.

Ascensus offers comprehensive qualified and non-qualified retirement plan solutions, third-party retirement plan administration, 529 education and ABLE savings program administration, health savings and COBRA administration, corporate- and bank-owned life insurance solutions, and fiduciary and total rewards services.

The company’s brands include Ascensus; Newport, an Ascensus company; PAi, an Ascensus company; and FuturePlan by Ascensus. Ascensus has more than $742 billion in assets under administration and employs more than 5,700 associates as of June 30, 2023.

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