Blue Ridge Names Director of Plan Admin.

Blue Ridge ESOP Associates has named Kevin T. Rusch as the firm's director of plan administration.

Rusch is a certified public accountant and qualified pension administrator, the firm says. He has worked in the retirement industry since 1995 and has a background in employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), as well as 401(k) administration and consulting services. His office will be located in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Rusch will provide ESOP design and consulting services, plan administration support and compliance services. His experience is intended to enhance the full range of ESOP-related services Blue Ridge offers to clients, the firm says.

Rusch is a member of The ESOP Association’s Administration Advisory Committee and is a frequent speaker on ESOP administration topics for both The ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership. He has also served as an ESOP subject matter expert for the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) Education and Examinations Committee.

Blue Ridge ESOP Associates provides third-party administration and consulting services for employee stock ownership plans and 401(k) plans sponsored by companies across the United States.