Mary B. Andersen, CEBS, ERPA, QPA
Mary is ERISA Compliance Consultant at The DeChristopher Group
Mary’s role is critical and vital in a highly regulated benefits environment. To quote Mary, “ERISA compliance is like a big jigsaw puzzle. You may have all the pieces but the challenge is putting the puzzle together correctly. I help clients put the puzzle together.” Mary’s career spans decades of experience as an employee benefits professional in the corporate world and as a consultant. She is the go-to person for Forms 5500 preparation and other ERISA requirements.
Mary was a Principal at the Vanguard Group where she built a department dedicated to providing ERISA consulting services. Mary also spent 12 years at Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she was jointly responsible for developing and building a national compliance review practice. She has been a frequent speaker at employee benefit professional symposiums and has written numerous articles on compliance-related issues. Mary serves on the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) Reporting and Disclosure Committee, which keeps abreast of government employee benefit reporting and disclosure breaking news and technical releases in addition to closely monitoring legislative and regulatory actions.
Mary is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math. She is a member of the CEBS charter class and holds ISCEBS fellowship designation. Mary also holds ERPA and QPA designations.