As a salaried team working on behalf of the NC 401(k) and NC 457 Plans, our role is to help NC public employees reach their retirement savings goals. Your dedicated counselor is available to meet with you one-on-one virtually, in person and by phone. We host webinars and group meetings [link to events page hosted on myNCRetirement] throughout the year and participate in new hire orientations.

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Michael Noel
(919) 588-0061*

Schedule an appointment with Michael

Savings philosophy:
Saving regularly, diversifying when necessary and taking advantage of available educational resources are major contributors to help prepare for a more financially secure retirement.

Mark McCluskey
(919) 817-3970

Schedule an appointment with Mark

Savings philosophy:
As a Retiree Advocate, my commitment is to ensure that members are educated on the many decisions they will be facing as they prepare for retirement.

Tripp Madden
(919) 522-5514

Schedule an appointment with Tripp

Counties Served:

  • Durham
  • Franklin
  • Granville
  • Johnston
  • Sampson
  • Vance
  • Warren
Savings philosophy:
I enjoy assisting state and local government employees with understanding their options in the NC 401(k) and NC 457 Plans so they can adequately prepare for a successful retirement.

Margaret Hendershot
(919) 214-1906*

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Serving: Department of State Treasurer 

Savings philosophy:
I work to prepare all members for their 6,000 days in retirement and beyond.

Jennifer Willis
(919) 602-8212*

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Serving: Wake County—State Agencies

Savings philosophy:
I'm here to help North Carolina public employees understand options and customize a retirement savings plan that best suits their individual needs.

Lionel Gruslin
(919) 758-7370

Schedule an appointment with Lionel


Serving: Wake County—Local Government (employers including county, municipal and all others)

Savings philosophy:
My goal is to educate you on the many concepts of—and the language used in—the retirement planning process. I'll also assist you throughout your career, to help you take the necessary steps to achieve your retirement planning goals.

Michael Noel
(919) 588-0061*

Schedule an appointment with Michael

Serving: Dept. of Health & Human Services, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Public Safety

Savings philosophy:
Saving regularly, diversifying when necessary and taking advantage of available educational resources are major contributors to help prepare for a more financially secure retirement.

Christy Kelly
(919) 602-8226*

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  • Chatham
  • Harnett
  • Lee
  • Orange
  • Wake—Education (K-12, charter schools, community colleges and universities)
Savings philosophy:
The most important part of my job is creating trust with an individual that ensures that they are motivated to create retirement security.

Kelly Martindale
(919) 280-2461*

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  • Anson
  • Davidson
  • Hoke
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Rowan
  • Scotland
  • Stanly
Savings philosophy:
Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that the biggest enemy of retirement readiness is not salary, debt or life stages; rather it is procrastination.

Ana Cecilia Fields
(252) 204-3297*

Schedule an appointment with Cecilia



  • Beaufort
  • Carteret
  • Craven
  • Duplin
  • Jones
  • Lenoir
  • Onslow
  • Pamlico
  • Pitt
Savings philosophy:
Retirement planning entails identifying your goals, comparing them with your current situation, and formulating a plan to bridge the gap with a full understanding of your options so you can make well-informed decisions.

Chris Garavito
(252) 204-9948*

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  • Bertie
  • Camden
  • Chowan
  • Currituck
  • Dare
  • Edgecombe
  • Gates
  • Hertford
  • Hyde
  • Martin
  • Pasquotank
  • Perquimans
  • Tyrrell
  • Washington
Savings philosophy:
My goal is to educate you about the NC Total Retirement Plans and help you navigate a path toward retirement readiness.


Timothy Bevin
(919) 637-1426*

Schedule an appointment with Timothy



  • Greene
  • Halifax
  • Nash
  • Northampton
  • Wayne
  • Wilson
Savings philosophy:
I am committed to helping you understand and best manage your North Carolina retirement plan(s) so that you can enjoy a financially secure future.

Tammy Uzzell
(336) 207-9452*

Schedule an appointment with Tammy



  • Alamance
  • Caswell
  • Guilford
  • Person
  • Rockingham
  • Stokes
Savings philosophy:
Starting early, regularly increasing, and diversifying are key components to achieving your long-term financial goals.

Donny Dutton
(336) 209-3507*

Schedule an appointment with Donny



  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Ashe
  • Davie
  • Forsyth
  • Iredell
  • Surry
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes
  • Yadkin
Savings philosophy:
My role is to help you navigate the many decision points you face as you plan and prepare for a financially secure retirement. The actions you take today, shape your tomorrow.

Matthew Dominelli
(704) 219-6104*

Schedule an appointment with Matthew



  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Columbus
  • Cumberland
  • New Hanover
  • Pender
  • Robeson
Savings philosophy:
I believe that individuals should consider balancing risk by positioning their contributions and assets according to their personalized goals, risk tolerance, and retirement time horizon.

Kristin Bryan
(704) 219-7290*

Schedule an appointment with Kristin



  • Avery
  • Burke
  • Caldwell
  • Catawba
  • Cleveland
  • Lincoln
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
Savings philosophy:
My goal is to not only help you start saving for retirement but also to empower you to make sound decisions that will impact your Day One of retirement and beyond.

Jodie Musselwhite
(704) 219-9432*

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  • Mecklenburg (some employers), Union
Savings philosophy:
The hardest part of planning for retirement is simply getting started. I am happy to help you evaluate your plan options and find solutions to enable you to enjoy the retirement you've envisioned.

Rob Sipprell
(704) 219-9431*

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  • Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg (some employers)
Savings philosophy:
My goal is to ensure that you understand your retirement plan options so that we can use them to help you achieve a successful retirement.

Deborah Rapetski
(828) 674-5903*

Schedule an appointment with Deborah



  • Buncombe
  • Cherokee
  • Clay
  • Graham
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Jackson
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Swain
  • Transylvania
  • Yancey
Savings philosophy:
Plan your tomorrow or your tomorrow will plan you.

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