Sherry joined PICO in 2005. She is responsible for the administration and compliance of 401(k) and profit sharing plans. She brings to the company over 30 years of experience. Sherry is a member of the Tampa Bay Pension Council, Florida West Coast Benefits Council and formerly served on the TPA Advisory Board for ING 2000-2005.
Sherry attended DePaul University.
Walter joined PICO in 2006. He is experienced in all phases of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Qualified Plan Administration and Document Preparation. Walter has 35 years of experience in the Retirement and Benefits Planning sector. Walter started his career in the retirement planning business with a large TPA firm in Atlanta, GA as a systems programmer. He later transitioned into the compensation analysis arena conducting industry compensation surveys for large associations.
Walter attended George State College.
Tatiana joined PICO in 2008. She has worked in the pension field since 2004. She is responsible for all phases of Defined Contribution Qualified Plan Administration and document preparation. Prior to joining PICO, she was employed by a TPA firm in North Carolina.
Tatiana attended Palm Beach Community College with a focus in accounting.
Karen Sarno, QKA, RP®, QPFC
Karen joined PICO in April 1995 and brought with her 11 years of prior experience in the Financial and Retirement Planning sector. Karen is experienced in all phases of Defined Contribution Qualified Plan Administration and document preparation. Prior to joining the financial services industry in 1984, Karen held a number of management positions with a major national corporation for over 14 years.
Karen’s education background includes an Associate in Science Degree from Andrew College and holds the designation of RP®- Registered Para-Planner from the College of Financial Planning, QKA – Qualified 401(k) Administrator from ASPPA, and QPFC – Qualified Pension Financial Consultant from ASPPA.
Elaine Scott, EA, MSPA
Elaine joined PICO in 1995. She has been in the pension business since 1980. As the Enrolled Actuary, Elaine oversees the actuarial and administration processes for all the defined benefit plans, and also administers 401(k) and cross-tested plans.
Her educational background includes a B.A. from Stetson University, the designation of Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) and Member (MSPA) from ASPPA, and the designation of Enrolled Actuary from the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Elaine has served as an instructor and speaker on pension issues, and authored a book that served as a primer for the administration of defined benefit plans. In years past, she has volunteered her services to ASPPA’s education and examination programs.
Carmen Walker, QPA
Carmen joined PICO in 2003 and has worked in the pension industry since 1990. She also works with the new business department on plan design and installation. She previously worked for an actuarial firm and an insurance company providing administration for all types of qualified retirement plans with a main focus on defined benefit and 412(e)(3) plans.
Carmen’s education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Indiana University South Bend and an Associate of Applied Arts degree from Ancilla College. She also holds her Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation through ASPPA.
Brenda Wren, QPA, ERPA - Officer
Brenda joined PICO in 1990, following years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on retirement plans. In addition to serving as an officer of PICO, she is an administrator and consultant, handling many of our larger Defined Contribution plans including 401(k), cross-tested Profit Sharing and ESOP’s. She holds the credential of Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).
Brenda’s education background includes an Associate in Arts Degree from Valencia Community College.