Retirement Planning Services, Inc.
Retirement Plan Services, Inc.

Dina L. Hamad - President and Founder
Phone: 919-816-0221 x121
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Ms. Hamad graduated from North Carolina State University in 1985 with a Degree in Accounting and Business Management. She began her career in qualified retirement plan administration with Hutchison & Associates in Raleigh, NC. She worked in the retirement plan industry for Wachovia Bank and for the local office of Dun & Bradstreet Pension Services prior to co-founding Retirement Plan Services, Inc. in 1992. Retirement Plan Services, Inc. provides full service retirement plan administration and consulting services for over 275 clients. Ms. Hamad, with over 20 years of experience in the retirement plan industry, offers numerous client presentations on retirement plan topics. She is active in the Raleigh and Cary Chambers, American Society of Pension Actuaries and the Triangle Benefits Forum. She also enjoys helping raise money for the MS society and Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as reading, boating and vacationing at the North Carolina Coast.


Rodney O. Lohman - ERISA Attorney
Phone: 919-816-0221 x126
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Mr. Lohman graduated from Wake Forest University (BS cum laude) in 1978. He began his career in Texas as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. He left auditing to attend the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and graduated (JD with honors) in 1985. Following law school, he did tax work from 1985 to 1988. He returned to North Carolina in 1988 to practice law for six years before working with TPA firms for the last thirteen years. He enjoys reading, SCUBA diving, and spending time with his son, Joshua.


Diane Smitherman - Vice President, Operations
Phone - 919-816-0221 x130
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Diane graduated from Appalachian State University in 1986 with a BS in Computer Science.  She began her career with IBM and has worked in multiple industries including Education, Manufacturing, Not for Profit, and Self Employed Business Owner.  Diane has over 20 years of experience in Operations management including process optimization, technology design and implementation, and employee management.  In her spare time, Diane enjoys the coast of North Carolina, boating, fishing, ACC sports, and taking care of her furry children.


Tina Hamad - New Client Relations
Phone: 919-816-0221 x129
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Ms. Hamad graduated from East Carolina University in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Child Development.  She has worked in the retirement plan industry since 2002.  She also enjoys spending time with friends, music and reading on the beach.



Casey Houchins - Loan & Distribution Specialist
919-816-0221 x122
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A recent graduate of NC State University with a BA Humanities, Casey brings nine years of customer service experience to our team as our loan and distribution specialist. An avid reader, Casey also enjoys working out (when time permits) and spending quality time with her family. Casey resides in Cary with her husband Clay, step-son Sebastian, son Wesley, and Gus her energetic Lhasa Apso.


Mike Farnsworth - Account Manager
Phone - 919-816-0221 x 133
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Mike graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Actuarial Science. Mike brings over 10 years of experience, in both 401(k) and Defined Benefit Plans, from groups such as The Standard and Fidelity. After moving to North Carolina from California in 2007, Mike and his family have been enjoying the outstanding quality of life North Carolina offers. In his free time, Mike helps refurbish bicycles for donation to charity and enjoys watching any form of motor sports.


Elizabeth Huffman - Account Manager
Phone - 919-816-0221 x132
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Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Methodist University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and will be completing her MBA in December 2012. She began her career in qualified retirement plan administration with Southeastern Employee Services, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC in 1998. Elizabeth is dedicated to building strong client relations through dedicated service and meeting the needs of all her clients. Beyond RPSI, Elizabeth shares her spare time with 5 boys: her husband, Wayne, three sons, Tyler, Alex and David and their family Labrador, Dozer. She currently serves as the Vice-chair on the Board of Directors at Fascinate-U Children's Museum in Fayetteville. She enjoys perfecting her culinary skills, hosting parties, and spending time with her extended family and friends.


Jenny Kolb - Office Manager
Phone - 919-816-0221 x139
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Jenny Kolb is a recent addition to our staff serving as our Office Assistant.  She is a 1991 graduate of Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Business.  After gaining experience in the insurance and risk management industries, Jenny became a full-time mom to her 3 children: Sam, Abby, and Suzy.  A Maryland native, Jenny and her family moved to North Carolina 4 years ago.  Jenny has been a Longaberger Consultant for over 10 years and reentered the business world as an Office Manager for a psychologist's office 4 years ago.  She and her husband, Tom, recently celebrated their 20th anniversary.  Jenny is very involved with her church and stays busy keeping up with all of the activities of her 3 kids.