For Immediate Release: NAPA's 2016 Top Women's Advisors List

NAPA 2016 Women


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Amber Kendrick

C.I.G. Retirement Plan Consulting



Amber Kendrick of C.I.G. Retirement Plan Consulting Honored on

NAPA’s 2016 Top Women Advisors List


Glastonbury, Connecticut (December, 2016)—C.I.G., a financial services firm in Glastonbury, Connecticut, today announces that its Director of Retirement Services, Amber Kendrick, CRPS®, CPFA®,  has been named to the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Women Advisors list for 2016.

Amber has been in the retirement services industry since 2006 and joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management in May 2014 to spearhead their Retirement Plan Services division. You can rely on Amber and her team for fiduciary management and oversight, investment expertise, plan design, vendor search and participant services. C.I.G. works best with professional services firms, nonprofit organizations, manufacturing firms and companies that care about enhancing their retirement plan benefits. As a dedicated advisor focusing on retirement plans, Amber has grown a passion for assisting America’s workforce to retire on their own terms. Her involvement in the retirement industry has only enhanced her dedication to create peace of mind for all of her clients so that they can tend to their own business.

“I extend my most sincere congratulations to Amber Kendrick on being named to this list,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth Financial Network®, C.I.G. Retirement Plan Consulting’s independent broker/dealer–RIA. “Amber Kendrick’s dedication and aptitude in supporting employers and working Americans have earned her this distinction, and her drive to do right by her clients ensures continued success in the retirement plan industry. Commonwealth’s Retirement Consulting Services team remains dedicated to providing the one-on-one support from an in-house expert who is Amber Kendrick’s guide to every aspect of the retirement plan process.”

Amber answers, “I feel honored to work in an industry that makes such an impact in people’s lives and am very  thankful for this recognition. Women are making significant contributions to the retirement industry and I congratulate those who were also named for bringing excellence to the profession.”

The Top Women Advisors list was created by NAPA to recognize the growing number of women who are making significant contributions to the retirement plan industry. Advisors were nominated by NAPA firm partners and their peers and completed an application process. Approximately 500 nominations were received, and more than 1,500 votes were cast in support of these individuals. Honorees were selected by a panel of judges based on their individual experience, contributions, and business composition. List makers were honored in three separate categories: All-Stars, Captains, and Rising Stars.(1)

About C.I.G. Retirement Plan Consulting
Amber Kendrick has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 2006. Located at 294 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, Connecticut, the firm prides itself on crafting unique strategies for each client. For more information, please visit [Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC,  A Registered Investment Adviser.]


2016 Top Women Advisors List- nominations were made by NAPA Broker-Dealer and RIA partners. Advisors were then asked to complete an application process. In 2016, Honorees were selected by a panel of judges based on criteria such as percent revenues derived from retirement plans, total plan assets under management/advisement, years of experience working with workplace retirement plans, regulatory compliance record, and credentials. Votes were utilized to break ties, if applicable. The nominated advisor need not be a NAPA member. These awards are not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit:

1As defined by NAPA. All-Stars: top producers who have their own practices; 262 women advisors were considered for the All-Stars level, and 50 (19 percent of candidates) were named to the 2016 Top Women Advisors list. Captains: All-Stars who happen to be principals, owners, or team captains of their organizations; 176 women advisors were considered for Captains level, and 50 (28 percent of candidates) were named to the 2016 Top Women Advisors list. Rising Stars: top producers who have less than five years' experience with retirement plans as a financial advisor (some have been working with plans longer but not as a financial advisor); 34 women advisors were considered for the Rising Stars level, and 10 (30 percent of candidates) were named to the 2016 Top Women Advisors list