Clint Blankenship, EA, MSEA, MAAA is the President of McCloud & Associates, Inc. and has provided pension actuarial services to clients since 1998. Clint reviews the annual valuation reports for the defined benefit plans, and he is a signing actuary for the Schedule SBs. As a youngster, Clint worked on family farms and most wanted to be a farmer when he grew up. While that dream did not happen, Clint does own a tractor.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 230
Dale McCloud, JD, CPC serves as the Vice- President of McCloud & Associates, Inc. Dale has over 35 years of experience with qualified plans and currently oversees the Plan Document Department. Dale is also an integral part of the Business Development Team, helping prospective clients design retirement plans that work for best for them. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife at their lake property, and one day hopes to actually retire.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 223
Julie Sharkey, CPC, QPA, QKC, QKA is our New Business Coordinator/Operations Manager. She works as part of the Business Development Team to prepare proposals and consult with potential new clients. She also manages workflow and reviews the annual valuation reports for the defined contribution plans. Julie has worked in the employee retirement/benefits industry since 1997. She most enjoys spending time with her family, reading and running, and she hopes her love of reading and running rub off on her son (no pressure, Mikey!).
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 250
Debbie Messer, CPC, QPA, QKC, QKA is a Pension Administrator who works with both defined benefit and defined contribution plans. She has over 30 years of experience in the retirement industry. Debbie prepares the annual valuation reports and required filings, and consults with clients regarding their retirement plans. She has a secret talent, but won’t say what it is, as it won’t be a secret anymore. Debbie would love to swap places with her cousin for a day so she could ride horses without sneezing.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 226
Jim Carnes, QPA, QKC is a Pension Administrator who works with both defined benefit and defined contribution plans. He completes the annual valuation reports, testing and required filings for his plans. Jim also consults with his clients in all areas of plan administration. He has worked on qualified retirement plans for over 35 years. Jim enjoys walking on the beach with his wife while vacationing with his family in Florida.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 222
Lily Burrow, QKA is a Pension Administrator who works on both defined benefit and defined contribution plans. She completes the annual valuation reports and testing, processes benefit calculations and prepares required PBGC and IRS filings. She is currently pursuing her QKC. Lily has studied abroad and greatly enjoys traveling. Taking a trip to Egypt and South Africa are currently at the top of her bucket list.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 224
LouAnn Corley serves as the Documents Coordinator. She prepares plans documents for new clients, along with plan amendments and restatements. LouAnn also coordinates plan terminations and assists with various other plan administration tasks. LouAnn has been in the retirement plan industry since 2005 and is currently pursuing the ASPPA designation of QKA. She would love to travel the world, and would especially like to visit England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 249
Amy Blankenship is our Office Manager. Amy is responsible for all accounts payable and receivable, oversees payroll and all client invoicing. She has many years of bookkeeping and office organizational experience and has been with M&A since 2013. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, and her favorite place in the world is wherever her kids are!
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 231
Courtney Shanks serves as our Workflow Coordinator. She assists clients with the collection of data needed to prepare the annual administration reports and helps the Pension Administrators with important client follow-ups. Courtney is also in charge of maintaining our client database. She is currently pursuing the ASPPA designation of QKA. Courtney most admires her Grandfather, who worked hard his entire life to take care of his family; yet, was always smiling and singing. He reminds her not to take life too seriously.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 225
Sherry Hoppes is our Administrative Assistant. She works with our Pension Administrators processing asset statements and reconciling each trust account. Sherry also assists with office management. She has been with M&A for over seven years. Sherry enjoys suspense/mystery books. Perhaps that is why, when asked what she wanted to do before she died, Sherry replied with “Why, is there a hit out on me?”
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 290
Caleb Doubet is an Actuarial Analyst. He recently graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minors in Statistics and Actuarial Science. Caleb assists in all areas of qualified pension plans as he works toward becoming an enrolled actuary. He enjoys staying active and once ran a half-marathon, although now basketball is his go-to recreational sport.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 241
Alyssa Moore is an Actuarial Analyst. She assists with all areas of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Alyssa is currently working toward the Enrolled Actuary designation. She is a recent graduate from Central Methodist University, where she majored in Mathematics. Alyssa enjoys reading anything by Stephen King, and would love to visit all 50 states someday.
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 236
Sonam Gurmet is an Actuarial Analyst. He assists with all areas of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Sonam is currently working toward the Enrolled Actuary designation. He is a graduate of Wartburg College, where he majored in Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Sonam’s favorite place in the world is his hometown of Ladakh, India. If given the chance, he would love to swap places for a day with Lionel Messi (the greatest soccer player of all time!).
Phone: 816-792-3838 ext. 265