2017 Social Security Basics sponsored by Heirmark
Please arrive at 11:30 am for networking time in advance of lunch.
Lunch will be served at noon with the meeting beginning at 12:20 pm.
About the Speaker
Brandon Smith, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, joined the Social Security Administration in 2003. Prior to this, Brandon worked as a teacher for 3 years in the Diocese of Cleveland. He started his government career as a Claims Representative in the Middleburg Heights field office, specializing in Retirement, Survivors, Disability, and Health Insurance. In 2007, Brandon became the Public Affairs Specialist in the metro Cleveland area. Brandon is the primary contact for media relations, outreach, and presentations for the agency in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Geauga counties. In 2012, Brandon received a Regional Communicator Award from the Social Security Administration. Later that same year, Brandon was among the inaugural recipients of the Black Diamond award from the Greater Cleveland Delta Foundation Life Development Center. Brandon is a member of the 2014 Kaleidoscope Magazine’s 40 under 40 Club. And in the summer of 2015, Brandon received a Deputy Commissioner from Social Security’s Office of Communication for his outstanding public affairs support of the agency’s national communication initiatives. Brandon is a member of various cultural and educational institutions in Greater Cleveland, such as the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Brandon and his lovely wife, LaToya, are the proud parents of two beautiful children, Bryce and Brielle and a spoiled Lab Mix.
Dana Marie DeCapite ∙ 2016-2017 Program Chair
Reservation Policy – All attendees are encouraged to register on or before 05/08/17 and walk-in reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Meeting cost is $25 for members when paid in advance before noon 05/08/17, $40 for members at the door, $40 for guests, and $200 for a table of six (please submit names to email@example.com by 05/05/17). If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 05/08/17 to avoid a no-show reservation billing.
Continuing Education – EPC Cleveland will request credit for this program from the CFP® Board of Standards for CFP® designation holders. In addition, a certificate of completion will be available for those CTFAs, CPAs, and CWS designees who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements.