TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Companion M. John Burgess has been named President of the Florida West Coast Worker Advantages Council (FWCEBC) for its 2021-2022 season. John has additionally served as Second Vice President of FWCEBC since 2019.
FWCEBC gives an academic and networking discussion board for worker advantages professionals within the Tampa Bay space. The council advances data by exchanging sensible utility of latest laws, case research, and compliance for procedures and practices referring to all ranges of advantages administration.
John brings a depth of expertise to his legislation apply. Centered on worker profit plans, he’s an authorized public accountant with an intensive tax and accounting background, which incorporates expertise as an auditor with a big accounting agency. Shoppers draw on John’s skill to take a 360 diploma view of their profit plans and the way they have an effect on different areas of their enterprise. His important expertise consists of tax-qualified pension plans, worker inventory possession plans (ESOPs), well being and welfare plans, and government compensation preparations, together with fairness compensation plans.
John is considered one of Florida’s main authorities on ESOPs, advising shoppers on issues corresponding to plan design, distribution insurance policies, the construction and implementation of ESOP transactions, trustee illustration, and administration issues. Energetic throughout the ESOP group, he regularly presents on ESOP points at nationwide and regional conferences.
Along with his management position with FWCEBC, John is a member of the Board of Administrators of the Florida Heart for Worker Possession, which serves as a central hub for data and sources concerning transitioning Florida companies to worker possession. He’s additionally the Govt Occasion Chair for the 2022 Sarasota Stroll to Finish Alzheimer’s.
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