Meet The Team

Beth Harrington, ERPA, QPA

President and Founder

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Beth has devoted her career to helping businesses design and administer state-of-the art retirement plans.  She established Benefit Resources in 1987 after graduating from the University of California at Davis and spending 8 years in the fields of banking, accounting, and financial planning.  She is an IRS Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent and holds a certification as a Qualified Pension Administrator. Beth is a dynamic speaker and writer. She enjoys reading, playing tennis, and playing with her grandsons.

Matt Harrington, QKA

Vice President

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Matt joined Benefit Resources in 2013 with plans to prepare the firm for the next thirty years through technological advancement and strategic market positioning. He is certified as a Qualified 401(k) Administrator, has a degree in engineering from U.C. Davis, and a passion for the success of private retirement in America. Ensuring BRI continues to be a valuable resource for our clients and a great place to work for our employees is of paramount importance. He enjoys his growing family and tinkering with his projects.

Kathy M. Cannon, QKA, QPA, ERPA

Vice President

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Kathy’s experience in the retirement plan industry spans over three decades. In 2006 she joined the Benefit Resources team. She is responsible for work assignments, quality and control review, development, client consultations, and in-house training. Kathy’s passion is education. Kathy is the President of the Sacramento chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council and Vice President Continuing Education Officer of their Governing Board. Kathy also teaches the Employee Benefits at the UC Davis Extension Certified Financial Planning course. She is an IRS Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent, and has certifications as a Qualified 401k Administrator, Qualified Pension Administrator and successfully completed the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Administrative Course. Kathy is a devoted animal lover and currently has two active dogs and one lazy cat.

Kim Hanson

Office Manager

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Kim is a perfect example of home-grown talent. She started at Benefit Resources as our receptionist and quickly took over the day-to-day activities necessary to run our office. She has served as our office manager and accounting manager for over a decade. She is responsible for our accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Kim brings common sense and institutional knowledge to work every day. Kim and her family are long-time Roseville residents and her youngest daughter Klarissa recently enrolled at University Nevada Reno.

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