Our Staff

Faith Irmen

Faith G. Irmen

ERPA, QPA, QKA, APR, APA    Founder and Principal

Faith Irmen is a Senior Pension Consultant with over twenty-seven years of extensive experience in designing and administering qualified retirement plans. Her expertise lies in qualified plan compliance, design and administration of a variety of retirement plans including 401(k), profit sharing, cross-tested, 403(b), cash-balance defined benefit plans and employee stock ownership plans.

Faith holds an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent license with the IRS and is also a Qualified Plan Administrator and Qualified 401(k) Administrator through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). She has also earned an Accredited Pension Administrator and an Accredited Pension Representative designation through the National Institute of Pension Professionals (NIPA). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from College of the Ozarks located in the Branson Missouri area.

Faith is an active member of Springfield Southeast Rotary and the Women of Faith Networking Group. She enjoys running her company and spending time outside with her family. She is an avid reader and part-time musician who loves living in the Ozarks.

Laura Michael

Laura L. Michael

Senior Plan Consultant

Laura joined the QPS team in September of 2002 with over nineteen years of experience in accounting, human resources and business management. Laura’s responsibilities include retirement plan marketing, advanced plan administration, review and compliance oversight for a diverse group of clients.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and she is very active in her church. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and enjoys the many natural and cultural opportunities available in the Springfield area.

Stacy Ecker

Stacy D. Ecker

Plan Consultant

Stacy joined QPS in September 2011 as an administrative assistant. In 2014 she was promoted to plan consultant and her primary responsibilities now include retirement plan administration and compliance for a select group of clients ranging from sole-proprietors to plan sponsors with pooled and daily trust arrangements.

Stacy enjoys spending time outside with her family camping and boating at Table Rock Lake. When the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities she likes watching movies or reading.

Stacy Ecker

Dakota M. Maher

Plan Consultant

Dakota joined QPS in June 2017 as a plan consultant. Her day to day responsibilities include retirement plan administration, database management and providing assistance as needed. Dakota brings a performance driven background with over eight years of combined experience in customer service management.

Dakota holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Missouri Southern State University. During her downtime, she enjoys going to concerts, spending time outdoors and trying new recipes in the kitchen.

Misty Brown

Misty D. Brown

Distribution Specialist

Misty joined QPS in October 2014. Her primary responsibilities include distribution processing, database management, providing assistance to plan consultants and processing payroll contributions for clients. She has over nineteen years of experience in accounting, human resources and business management.

Misty enjoys spending time with her four year old daughter Lily and attending local flea markets, estate sales and area craft fairs searching for unique home furnishings.