Madison, Wisconsin, Retirement Plan Service Provider Richard Shafer

Richard Shafer of Madison, Wisconsin, currently serves retirement plan fiduciaries as the executive director of Well and Good LLC. Registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Well and Good serves retirement plans of United States non-profit organizations no matter the size or location.

Before founding Well and Good in 2009, Richard Shafer spent four years as the director for retirement solutions with the CUNA Mutual Group in Madison. Under his direction, CUNA Mutual enhanced its retirement offerings and simplified customer experience of nearly 4,000 non-profit credit unions. The organization reached industry-leading levels with 94 percent high loyalty, 50 percent proposal close ratio, 98 percent plan retention, and 82 percent enrollment of eligible employees.

Until 2005, Mr. Shafer held a number of executive leadership roles at TIAA-CREF. Here he acquired deep understanding of retirement plans established under Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) and of non-profit organizations.

In addition to his day-to-day duties at Well and Good, Mr. Shafer engages with a number of industry organizations. He is a fellow of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists and served on the boards of non-profit organizations including California State University Foundation.

Executive's Interest in Dog Training Shared in Madison Area Community

Richard (Dick) Shafer, executive director of Well and Good LLC, an advisor to retirement plan fiduciaries based in Madison, Wisconsin, makes his career providing retirement plan investment due diligence and monitoring to non-profit organizations. In his free time, Dick Shafer pursues an interest in dog training.

While living in Mill Valley and then Sebastopol, California, Dick Shafer began supporting Canine Companions for Independence. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Closer to Dick Shafer's present home, Dane County Humane Society (DCHS), recently held dog-training classes at its main shelter in Madison.

The goal of dog training, according to the DCHS website, is to educate pet owners in the responsible and humane treatment of their pets and to train dogs to behave appropriately so as to live comfortably with their human companions.

In addition to training sessions, the DCHS holds one-day camps for children, ages 7 to 13, at its main shelter. The camps feature animal-related lessons, games, crafts, presentations, and projects.

Registration is taken at the DCHS website. Discounts are offered to DCHS members. Aftercare from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. is available for an additional fee.