Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBCSM)
For over 20 years, Brian Benham has assisted over 6,000 Mid-Western families with tax and retirement planning. Over the second half of his career, he has been focused on serving as an advisor and educator for Federal Employees in the FERS and CSRS benefit plans.
As the National Director of Federal Edge, Brian’s experience and training make him uniquely qualified to conduct educational presentations – and work one-on-one in his private practice – helping Federal Employees fully understand their FERS/CSRS benefits as they plan a financially balanced and stable retirement.
In his role as a Federal Retirement System National Instructor, Brian also teaches CPAs, Attorneys, Insurance Agents and Financial Professionals, about the complexities of FERS and CSRS to help them better serve their own clients retiring from Federal positions.
Retired from the US Postal Service January 2010 with 33 years of civil service. Calvin started as a letter carrier and served in various positions such as Supervisor, Superintendant Post Office, and several Postmaster positions along with my OIC (Officer in Charge Details along with several Headquarter Assignments. Calvin retired as Manager Post Office Operations with 80 Postmasters assigned to him.
Calvin served in the US Air Force 4 years and was a Police Officer for 4 years. Calvin received his BS Degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Calvin has taken training and has been certified as a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC℠ ) and is re-certified each year. He is able to discuss all the federal benefits programs with employees and family members both active and retired.
Calvin presently is licensed in 25 states. Calvin has spent the last seven years educating and assisting Federal Employees in maximizing their retirements. I have had the pleasure to work with numerous Federal agencies, ATF, Customs Border Patrol, immigration, FBI, Social Security, FSA and many more federal agencies.
Dr. Carolee Dasher
Doctorate of Jurisprudence,
For over 20 years, Dr. Carolee Dasher has advocated through various government agencies with a commitment to helping American families. She is a Representative of F.F.E.B.A. and National Director of Fedweek Knowledge program offering free Benefit Analysis and a Fedweek Publication.
As a nationally recognized instructor, advisor, and advocate for federal employee benefits, she authored several federal employee benefits’ publications focusing on the impact of retirement options under special situations such as a VER, RIF and Furlough during a government reorganization. She continuously provides her clients, organizations, and unions of proposed or current legislation that may affect federal employee benefits.
As an F.F.E.B.A. speaker, her presentations provide insight for innovation and creative problem-solving to help federal employees navigate through the complexities of federal retirement systems and maximize their benefits and savings. Ms. Dasher provides one on one personalized education sessions along with tools that are crucial to planning for secure financial futures.
Dr. Dasher is a federal contractor and vendor and is actively involved in many organizations aimed at assisting working American families including but not limited to the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, (NAIFA), National Ethics Association (NEA) and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She is also a prospect for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Brad Pate started working with State of Florida employees by offering insurance benefits through payroll deduction over 20 years ago. After a very successful tenure, he started his own company working with Federal/Postal employees by offering them insurance benefits and financial planning through payroll deduction. At the time, no one company in the country had ever been able to offer a broad range of insurance benefits and financial planning products to Federal/Postal employees through payroll deduction.
Brad was told by many companies that offering a full portfolio to Federal/Postal employees through payroll was near impossible. That was all he needed to hear to start his own very successful business. He has provided retirement and benefits seminars to groups as large 550 and as small as 20 employees. Brad has helped other financial planning radio shows that need help dealing with the needs of Federal employees.
Johnny’s experience providing benefits & retirement programs for state employees, public educators and federal employees spans over 40 years.
Johnny’s experience and training make him uniquely qualified to conduct educational presentations – and work one-on-one in his private practice – helping Federal Employees fully understand their FERS/CSRS benefits as they plan a financially balanced and stable retirement.
Johnny and his team travel nationally providing benefits educational seminars teaching CPAs, Attorneys, Insurance Agents and Financial Professionals, about the complexities of FERS and CSRS to help them better serve their own clients retiring from Federal positions.
Johnny has taken training and has been certified as a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC℠ ) and is re-certified each year. He is able to discuss all the federal benefits programs with employees and family members both active and retired.
Sonja Comeaux’s career began in the early 1980’s as a business owner specializing in Cajun foods. She owned and managed 2 retail outlets and a USDA regulated Cajun food processing plant. After retiring from the food business Sonja began a new career in Financial Advising, working with Federal Employees to help educate them on their benefits and retirement options. Sonja is knowledgeable in all federal benefits programs available to both active and retired employees. She is licensed in 18 states and conducts educational presentations across the country. Sonja has worked with numerous federal agencies such as USDA, IRS, HUD, VA, Homeland Security, ICE and many others.