Ronald K. Stair, PhD., MLT*, EA**, ERPA *** is the Principal of Creative Plan Designs, Ltd., an employee benefits consulting firm. With over thirty-five years of experience in the actuarial, retirement and third-party administrative arenas, Dr. Stair leads an expert team of credentialed Retirement Consultants to serve clients nationwide. Dr. Stair is a member of the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA). He is also a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. Dr. Stair is a frequent local and national speaker on topics relative to retirement plans and other employee benefit programs. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on pension issues and has recently been nominated for a seat on the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Committee. He has recently joined forces with an array of business experts offering seminars to assist business owners in managing the multidimensional aspects of their personal and professional financial lives. Dr. Stair is qualified to grant continuing education credits to Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners and agents of the Internal Revenue Service. A firm believer in “charity begins at home”, Dr. Stair encourages his staff to take one paid day off per month to do volunteer work. Practicing what he preaches, Dr. Stair served as Vice President and Board Member of Hope for Youth for 19 years. He is also a Member of the IGHL Foundation. Dr. Stair is a graduate of Hartwick College, The College of William and Mary, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University. He holds degrees in mathematics, biophysics and taxation.