John D. Blossom

John Blossom, Jr. MSPA, CPFA, PPC™, AIF®, Registered Fiduciary™ is founder of Alliance Benefit Group, LLC, a retirement plan service organization with eighteen regional locations. As a national enterprise, Alliance Benefit Group provides recordkeeping, administration, and consulting to more than thirty billion dollars in retirement plan assets.

John is President and CEO of Alliance Benefit Group of Illinois, Inc., headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, with branch offices in Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; and Sister Bay, Wisconsin. The firm serves more than 600 employer sponsored retirement plans with over $3 billion dollars in retirement plan assets.

John has been in the benefits field over 40 years. He is a MSPA - Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA); along with a CLU and Life Member of the life insurance industry's Million Dollar Round Table. John is a founder of Retirement Advisors and Designers of America (RADA); a resource-sharing group of retirement plan professionals with a history of meeting for over thirty-five years.

Blossom earned the Professional Plan Consultant™ (PPC™) designation in 2006 through Financial Service Standards, LLC. In April, 2012 he earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), professional designation from Fiduciary360. The AIF® designation certifies formal knowledge in investment fiduciary responsibility. John received the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designation in 2013 through National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). He is also a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (CPFA).

Blossom is certified as a Registered Fiduciary™ by DALBAR, Inc. The Registered Fiduciary™ (RF™) designation identifies qualified financial professionals as knowledgeable fiduciaries that have achieved pertinent educational qualifications and licenses, learned required skills, and pass an annual background check.

John served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Society of Plan Asset-Managers and Record Keepers (SPARK), and The Charles Schwab Trust & Custody Advisory Board. He is a member of the Council of Independent 401(k) Recordkeepers (CIkR), working with retirement plan regulators and congressional legislative leaders.

Blossom attended the University of Colorado, majoring in economics and finance and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Graduate Theological Foundation in January 1995. He has served as a faculty member of several retirement plan education programs and as a speaker at many national and regional industry events.