Jan 1, 2024
For Immediate Release
Ann Slotwinski
Executive Director, The Cerrado Group


NATIONAL – The Cerrado Group is jumping into 2024 with the addition of three new member firms.  This expansion reflects the group’s ongoing commitment to fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth within the industry. It also reflects the single largest membership addition in the group’s three-year history, bringing the membership total to 17 industry leading firms.

The new member firms, Pension Administrators, LLC of Omaha NE, American Retirement Plan Services, LLC of Hunt Valley Maryland, and The Haslauer Group, Inc. of Kenner LA, bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that is sure to benefit the entire group. Each company has been carefully selected for their outstanding contributions to the industry and their alignment with the Cerrado Group’s values and objectives.

Bryan Jones, Managing Partner, Pension Administrators, LLC says that he “is thrilled to join the Cerrado Group.   The independent TPA is an integral part of the retirement industry and the other group members are at the forefront of the industry.  The ability to work with and learn from the other members will be an invaluable experience.”

His sentiment is echoed by Amy Uddeme, President of American Retirement Plan Services, LLC who says “We are excited and grateful to join The Cerrado Group, a community of industry leaders and professionals who share our passion for excellence and innovation. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for ARPS, LLC, allowing us to harness and contribute to the collective expertise and resources of The Cerrado Group, while retaining our independence as a firm.  We are confident that our involvement will contribute to the group’s mission and bring about meaningful transformations within our industry.”

And, Jonathan Haslauer, President of The Haslauer Group, Inc. agrees, “We are proud to join this exceptional group of professionals who I’ve come to know over the years not just as good businesspeople, but as good people. It is an honor to be viewed as a peer and we will strive to reward that faith with service to the group, the industry, and our clients.”

Cerrado Group Executive Director, Ann Slotwinski says of the new members, “We’re thrilled to head into 2024 with the addition of these three firms to our membership and are confident that the new members will provide valuable insight, advice, and creativity to our already powerful brain trust. We will continue to explore opportunities for growth in 2024 and expect to exceed $50 Billion in AUA and 1 million participants very shortly.”


About the Cerrado Group:
The Cerrado Group was founded by Nine of the nation’s preeminent Third Party Administrator (TPA) consulting firms. This member only, 501(c)(6) Trade Association was established to offer an entirely new approach to the highly specialized work of retirement plan design, reporting, compliance, administration, and industry education. The Cerrado Group members, while remaining independent regional operators, actively combine their vast resources to fully serve the retirement plan industry at large.

For more information, contact:
Ann Slotwinski, Executive Director of The Cerrado Group