Denise Falbo


Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) - IRS, Qualified 401(k) Consultant (QKC) - ASPPA, Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) - ASPPA, Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) - ASPPA, Certified Financial Planner TM - College for Financial Planning (not currently a financial planning practitioner), Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) - College for Financial Planning



Denise has brought her 20 years of qualified retirement plan administration experience to CLA's third party administration practice, focusing on qualified retirement plan design, compliance, and administration.  Denise's background includes retirement plan administration management at various sized firms including the Chapman and Cutler law firm in Chicago.  As the leader of CLA's tpa practice, Denise provides research, analysis, and customized plan design, to arrive at the best solutions for CLA clients. In addition to Denise's expertise with qualified retirement plan design and compliance, she consults on health and welfare plan issues, complex plan analyses, plan documents, new comparability, and IRS and DOL corrections.  Denise represents clients during IRS audits, and consults on annual ERISA audits.  Denise brings her passion and expertise to a wider variety of client situations such as controlled group analyses, company mergers and acquisitions, Davis-Bacon plans, and leased employees.  Denise serves on two firm-wide committees and has presented at various webinars featuring qualified retirement plan issues.  As a member of CLA's Leadership Development Series program in 2016, Denise and her team helped create the foundation for the firm's diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

2016 Leadership Development Series Graduate - A CLA leadership training program. 

Published article: Qualified Plan Compliance - Benefits Magazine - August, 2015.


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In the community

Member, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)

Member, ASPPA Government Affairs Committee

Technical volunteer and pre-tester for ASPPA

Member, National Tax-Deferred Savings Association (NTSA); Member, CFP Board of Standards

Mentor - American Corporate Partners veteran mentoring program

Past Member, Vice President and Finance Committee Member of Mokena Public Schools Board of Education

Past Governing Board Member - Lincoln-Way Area Special Education Cooperative District