Robert C. Lawton

Founder and President of Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC
Robert C. Lawton, AIF®, CRPS®

Robert C. Lawton, AIF®, CRPS®

Founder and President

Education Highlights

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
  • Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist℠ (CRPS®)
  • Passed Series 7, 31, 66 NASD securities licensing exams
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Finance

Robert C. Lawton, AIF®, CRPS® is the Founder and President of Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC (LRPC). He is an award-winning 401k investment adviser and accredited fiduciary compliance specialist.

Consulting Experience

Lawton has over 30 years of retirement plan consulting knowledge and experience. Prior to founding LRPC, he led the retirement plan consulting group at Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley. Lawton also worked as the Managing Consultant for the national consulting office of Ceridian Retirement Plan Services and was also the manager of all corporate employee benefit programs for Northwestern Mutual.

During his career he has consulted with many large Fortune 500 companies including:

  • Aon Hewitt
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Florida Power & Light
  • General Dynamics
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Mazda Motor Corporation
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Trek Bikes
  • Tribune Company
  • Underwriters Labs

Thought Leadership and Recognition

Lawton has been a finalist for the ASPPA 401k Leadership Award, was named a “Top 300 401k Plan Adviser” by 401k Wire and a “Top 100 401k Plan Adviser” by PLANADVISER.

He is a Contributing Editor, specializing in 401k plan features, for Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser. He has been a Contributing Editor to DCDB Daily and Employee Benefit Views. He is also a featured Blogger specializing in 401k plans and investments for SourceMedia publications. Recently, Lawton was interviewed by Kelly Greene, former Wall Street Journal editor, and BlackRock executive, on how to design the best 401k plan.

Education

Lawton has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation awarded by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Executive Education.

He has also earned the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist℠ (CRPS®) professional designation awarded by the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.

In addition, Lawton has passed the Series 7, 31 and 66 NASD securities licensing exams. He has also earned an MBA in Economics and a BBA in Finance.

On a Personal Note

Lawton resides in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area with his wife and children. He is active in the community and has worked as a volunteer or board member for Camp Matawa, The Gathering, Habitat for Humanity, Health Care Network, Hebron House, Literacy Services of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Public Library, Park’s Edge Preschool, United Way and the YMCA.

Awards & Distinctions

Award-Winning 401k Investment Adviser

Robert C. Lawton, AIF®, CRPS® is an award-winning 401k investment adviser. His knowledge and commitment to providing sound, objective investment advice to his clients has earned him numerous accolades including “Top 100 401k Plan Adviser” from PLANADVISER and “Top 300 401k Plan Adviser” from 401k Wire.

Thought Leadership

  • Contributing Editor, 401k Plan Features, DCDB Daily
  • Contributing Editor, 401k Plan Features, Employee Benefit Views
  • Contributing Editor, 401k Plan Features, Employee Benefit News
  • Contributing Editor, 401k Plan Features, Employee Benefit Adviser
  • Blogger on 401k plans and investments for SourceMedia publications
  • Publisher, LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute
  • National Contributing Writer, 401k Plans, Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley
  • National Contributing Writer, 401k Plans, Citigroup Institutional Consulting
  • National Seminar Presenter
  • Author of The 401k Blog
  • Interviewed by Kelly Greene, former Wall Street Journal editor and BlackRock executive, on how to design the best 401k plan

 

Community Service

  • Chairperson, Finance Committee, Literacy Services of Wisconsin
  • Chairperson, Governance & Nominating Committee, Literacy Services of Wisconsin
  • Chairperson, Human Resources Committee, Literacy Services of Wisconsin
  • Chairperson, Strategic Planning Committee, Literacy Services of Wisconsin
  • Chairperson, Board Development Committee, Park’s Edge Preschool
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Park’s Edge Preschool
  • Chairperson, Board Development Committee, YMCA Camp Matawa
  • Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Emanuel UCC
  • Chairperson, Mission Committee, Emanuel UCC
  • Treasurer, Emanuel UCC

Awards


Named a “Top 100 401k Plan Adviser” by PLANADVISER

Named a “Top 300 401k Plan Adviser” by 401k Wire

ASPPA 401k Leadership Award Finalist

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