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Paul McEwan, CPA, MT, AIFA

Director of Benefit Plan Services

Services: Benefit Plan Services
Location: New Philadelphia
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Paul joined the Rea team in 1989. A native of Worthington, Ohio, he now lives in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He and his wife Elizabeth have four children: Will, Robert, Richard and Kate.

Before Rea

Paul earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University. He also obtained a master's degree in taxation from the University of Akron. He spent the first two years of his career on the audit staff of a national CPA firm.

At Rea

Paul is the leader of Rea's retirement plan administration and consulting services team.  He consults with clients on fiduciary best practices related to qualified plans, as well as assisting plan sponsors improve the retirement readiness of their plan participants through effective plan design. He also serves as a partner-in-charge for many benefit plan audits performed by the firm's plan audit practice.

 Recently, Paul obtained his Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation from Fiduciary 360 (www.fi360.com), an organization that promotes a culture of fiduciary responsibility and improves the decision making processes of investment fiduciaries.

Besides Rea

Professional memberships include:

  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • The Ohio Society of CPAs (finance committee member)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (Tuscora Chapter; president-elect, 2013)

He is also active in the community:

  • New Philadelphia Lions (treasurer, past president)
  • New Philadelphia Youth Soccer Association (board member, coach)
  • New Philadelphia City Schools (community financial advisory committee)
  • East Elementary School PTO (treasurer)
  • United Way (finance committee member)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio (past board president)

Contact

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Paul McEwan
122 Fourth Street NW PO Box 1020
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
P. 330.339.6651
F. 330.339.4837

Inside the Mind Of...

What is the best advice you've ever received?
Create opportunities by always aiming for excellence.

How do you define success?
Continually striving for balance in life.

What do your clients get when they work with you that they may not get from other consultants
Objectivity and focus on the solution in the client's best interest.

Just For Fun...

Describe yourself in one word.
Conscientious.

What's your claim to fame?
My wife and children  they are all outstanding people.

What one thing about you would most people find surprising?
I was an exchange student to West Germany when I was in high school.

What is your favorite movie of all-time?
The Sting.

How do you unwind?
I like to talk to my kids about their day.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An orthopedic surgeon.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Scotland  to see my roots.

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