Clare Beckendorf, a seasoned paraprofessional at CRI TPA Services, brings over three decades of expertise to employee benefit plan administration, having embarked on her career path in October 1987. Her deep involvement in managing 401(k), defined benefit, and welfare benefit plans is characterized by meticulous attention to detail in handling distributions, preparing government Form 5500 series and Form 1099Rs, and ensuring compliance and efficiency. Her clientele spans from small businesses to large financial institutions, reflecting her adaptability and broad skill set.
Her background and personal experiences deeply influence Clare's approach to client service. Her father, a Major in the Air Force who served in WWII, the CBI Theater, and the Korean War, instilled in her the values of dedication and precision, while her mother, a former model, contributed to Clare's appreciation for detail and presentation. These familial experiences, coupled with her Miami upbringing and subsequent move to Tallahassee in 2008, have profoundly impacted her perspective on service and commitment.
Clare's personal life is as vibrant as her professional one. She is happily married to a Retirement Actuary for the State of Florida, and together, they are proud parents of two children. Her leisure activities are varied and dynamic, reflecting her engaging personality. She is an active member of the Tallahassee Moose Lodge and enjoys visiting Walt Disney World, bowling, roller skating, and indulging in her love for classic movies. Clare's passion for 80s music, her support for sports teams like the Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers, and her interests in German Shepherds and unicorn collectibles all add diverse and colorful layers to her character.
Clare is a proud alumnus of Florida International University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Management. Her academic excellence is complemented by her achievement of the 2023 PenChecks/ASPPA QKA Scholarship and her Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF) Certification from The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).