Todd Berghuis has been active as an ERISA attorney and consultant in the retirement and financial services industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Integrated Retirement, Berghuis held the position of Senior Vice President of ERISA Compliance with Ascensus from 2008–2016. Prior to that, he served as as Vice President of ERISA Compliance for Ascensus (formerly BISYS) from 2001–2008.
Berghuis spent two years with Universal Pensions, Inc. (UPI) holding various legal and consulting and management positions and was with Collin Fritz & Associates, a pension consulting firm, from 1985–2000.
Todd is a frequent and highly regarded speaker at industry conferences and retirement plan programs for attorneys, financial organizations, financial professionals, and trade associations. He has conducted hundreds of programs around the country for financial advisors, trade groups, financial services firms, and plan sponsors on a variety of retirement topics including ERISA fiduciary standards and the Conflict of Interest rules, plan design, legislative and regulatory updates, retirement plan compliance topics, and ERISA best practices.
Berghuis has been active on a number of industry committees focused on shaping retirement plan legislation and regulations including the SPARK Government Relations Committee, and ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee where he currently serves as the chairman of the DOL subcommittee.
In addition to his retirement industry activities, Berghuis is an active board member and volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations focused on conservation.
Berghuis’ role at Integrated Retirement includes technical research, writing and designing retirement plan content and training programs, compliance support for financial organizations, and speaking engagements at national and regional conferences. He also serves as a liaison to the IRS, DOL and key congressional offices and committees that have an impact on qualified retirement plans for Integrated Retirement.
Berghuis received his Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in 1985 and a B.A. degree from Concordia College in 1982. He is a member of the American and Minnesota Bar Associations and holds the APM designation from ASPPA.