Blue Prairie Group (“BPG”), a Chicago-based institutional retirement and investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Neal Smith to its network of retirement consultants. Mr. Smith will join the Chicago office of Blue Prairie Group and will initially support BPG’s current clients as he grows his own book of business. Neal previously served as Regional Vice President of Client Relations for Voya Financial Partners where he advised clients on best practices regarding investments, ERISA compliance and fiduciary oversight. Read More
Blue Prairie Group (BPG) today announced official expansion to the Twin Cities with the opening of an office in Minneapolis, MN. This is the seventh regional office for the Chicago-based firm, which also has offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Salem (OR), San Francisco and Tampa. The Minneapolis office is led by Senior ERISA Consultant Paul Sommerstad, and is supported by the full capabilities of BPG, including Wealth Management, Retirement Plans and Foundation and Endowment services. Read More
Blue Prairie Group is pleased to announce that two of its clients – Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Southern Illinois Healthcare – have won 2018 Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) Signature Awards in the category of Retirement Readiness. Read More
Blue Prairie Group is pleased to announce that one of its clients – Illinois Health and Hospital Association – has been named Plan Sponsor of the Year for Non-Profit Defined Contribution Plans under $100 million in plan assets for 2018. Read More
Blue Prairie Group’s Carmela Elco, Managing Director and Senior ERISA Consultant, was named as one of the top Women Advisors in the country by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA).