The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts university located in Redlands, California, United States. The university's main campus is situated on 160 acres near downtown Redlands. Founded in 1907 as a Baptist institution, the school is now independent and ended compulsory religious services in 1972, although it maintains an informal relationship with the group American Baptist Churches USA. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Redlands 11th among regional universities in the western United States and in 2010, it was rated 7th in the western United States for its Master's degree programs. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Mission Viejo, California - May 1, 2017 --California-based retirement plan consulting and advisory firm, Financial Management Network, is pleased to announce that Aran Sahagun has joined the team bringing 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, including roles in money management, investment modeling and 401(k) management. He is responsible for 401(k) and pension plan management, assisting both employers and employees in creating an effective plan in regard to purpose, efficiencies and compliance. Aran was born and raised in Southern California, graduating from the University of Redlands with a degree in Business Management: his entire professional career has been in Orange County. He spends his personal life keeping up with his wife and seven kids and giving time to the Boy Scouts of America. “Financial Management Network is expanding to support pre-retirees as they work to save and prepare for retirement, and Aran is an important component of that expansion. We look forward to seeing our plan sponsor clients and employees enjoy the benefits of his expertise.” Financial Management Network Founder, Curtis Farrell, AIF®, CFP® Financial Management Network (FMN) serves over one hundred retirement plans of all types and sizes, providing service provider benchmarking, plan fee and cost evaluations, investment menu design, and plan monitoring. Plan sponsor and participant education is a pillar of FMN’s service philosophy; we believe the success of an employee retirement program is measured by individual employee retirement outcomes. We are thrilled to welcome Aran to the team as a strong client advocate. In recent years, qualified plan administration has become increasingly complex, both for the plan sponsor and participant. Financial Management Network works with retirement plan sponsors to create and follow a process that seeks to fulfill fiduciary responsibility while driving positive retirement outcomes. Curtis Farrell has been recognized for working directly with plan participants as well as sponsors. These efforts have helped promote more successful retirement programs, where employees better understand their plan and personal goals, and how today’s decisions will impact their retirement. “We take great pride in serving as an advocate to 401(k) retirement plan clients,” Farrell notes. It is one reason why he has been recognized by PlanAdviser Magazine’s Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers in both 2015 and 2016 and added to the 2015 Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors list. Securities offered through FMN Capital Corporation Member FINRA & SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through FMN, Inc., a registered investment adviser. FMN Capital Corporation is affiliated with Financial Management Network, Inc.  The “Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers, 2015 & 2016” list by PLANADVISER Magazine recognizes individuals, teams, and multi-office teams according to quantitative measures, including the dollar value of qualified plan assets under advisement as well as the number of plans under advisement. Nominations were solicited online from retirement plan advisers, their employers and/or broker/dealers, and plan sponsors, as well as from working partners of these advisers, including investment vendors, accountants and attorneys, and pension administrators.  The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (September 2016). The FT 401 is based on data gathered from financial advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in seven primary areas, including DC plan assets under management, growth in DC plan business, specialization in DC plan business, and other factors. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401.
News Article | May 23, 2017
Kevin Simes’ passion is in assisting others in the achievement of their personal and professional goals. His expertise is in total rewards strategy, operation and administration. Simes joins FutureSense, LLC from Hart, where he created product awareness/demand through information and education, identified marketing channels within healthcare and provided examples and use cases to illustrate product application. In his role as Vice President at FutureSense, Simes will focus on consulting, service line development, marketing and promotion, and sales initiatives that will help the company to thrive. “I'm very excited to be joining Jim and the FutureSense team. As a client, I've worked with Jim on numerous projects; his common sense approach to solving business problems and the talented team he's assembled is world-class in my view,” says Simes. Jim Finkelstein, President and CEO notes, “I am thrilled that Kevin has joined the FutureSense team. He is an exceptional executive, is entrepreneurially minded and has deep expertise in people strategy and organization solutions.” Finkelstein also comments, “It is particularly rewarding when a good friend and former client decides to join with us. Kevin knows how we work and the value we provide and can bring that thoughtful, responsive and authentic consulting to his clients and the communities we serve as well.” Simes earned his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from the University of San Francisco after serving as a medic in the United States Army. He later completed a graduate degree in Management from the University of Redlands. He is a Certified Compensation Professional and has applied his compensation, benefits and HRIS knowledge over the years to many different industries; from banking and education to consumer products, electronics and healthcare. In the healthcare industry alone, Simes has spent nearly 20 years working with some of the most prominent provider systems in California as the Head of Total Rewards including Providence St. Joseph Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Scripps Health. Simes is married, has 4 adult children, one grandchild and resides in Southern California. He is an avid hiker, backpacker and outdoor enthusiast and recently completed the 72-mile High Sierra Trail with his son. He enjoys tent-trailer camping with his family whenever the opportunity presents itself and has visited many of California's most beautiful parks and recreational areas. Simes has been a member of Catholic Charities of Orange County for many years; "providing help, creating hope and serving all." About FutureSense FutureSense provides integrated solutions to build and sustain human capacity and optimize organizational performance. FutureSense specializes in people, organization, and strategy, offering unique and comprehensive services to create solutions that make a difference. For more information, visit http://www.futuresense.com.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Receive press releases from Strathmore Who's Who: By Email Deborah J. Callender Has Been Recognized as a 2017 Strathmores Whos Who Industry Leader Deborah J. Callender, of Carriere, Mississippi has recently been recognized as a 2017 Industry Leader by Strathmores Whos Who for her outstanding contributions and achievements in field of Physical Science. Carriere, MS, May 24, 2017 --( Deborah J. Callender is a Physical Scientist with the Naval Oceanographic Office. Ms. Callender received a B.A. in English from the University of Utah, an M.A. in Management from the University of Redlands, and an M.S. in 3D and Virtual Reality Imaging from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Callender’s field of expertise is Geospatial Analysis, Program/Project Management, and Marine Environmental Data Collection and Analysis. She is a member of AAG, AGU, AMS, and IWLA. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who Strathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession. Carriere, MS, May 24, 2017 --( PR.com )-- About Deborah J. CallenderDeborah J. Callender is a Physical Scientist with the Naval Oceanographic Office. Ms. Callender received a B.A. in English from the University of Utah, an M.A. in Management from the University of Redlands, and an M.S. in 3D and Virtual Reality Imaging from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Callender’s field of expertise is Geospatial Analysis, Program/Project Management, and Marine Environmental Data Collection and Analysis. She is a member of AAG, AGU, AMS, and IWLA. www.navy.mil About Strathmore’s Who’s WhoStrathmore's Who's Who publishes an annual two thousand page hard cover biographical registry, honoring successful individuals in the fields of Business, the Arts and Sciences, Law, Engineering and Government. Based on one's position and lifetime of accomplishments, we honor professional men and women in all academic areas and professions. Inclusion is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Strathmore Who's Who
News Article | May 2, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.