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Below are brief bios about The Slott Report staff:

Beverly DeVeny is an IRA distribution expert and IRA Technical Consultant with Ed Slott and Company. She is a technical editor of Ed Slott's IRA Advisor, a monthly IRA newsletter and was a technical editor of Ed Slott's books, The Retirement Savings Time Bomb and How to Defuse It (Penguin, 2012), Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map (Ballantine Books, 2007),  and Parlay Your IRA Into a Family Fortune (Viking, 2005). Beverly has co-authored articles in Retirement Planning Magazine and the Boston Business Journal, and has addressed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Retirement Conference, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Bankers Association, Financial Management and Trust Division, AIG Advisors Commitment to Education Conference and OppenheimerFunds. She was formerly a Retirement Plans Specialist with The Private Bank at Bank of America. Beverly's articles appear each Friday.

Follow Beverly on Twitter: @BevIRAEdSlott
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Jeffrey Levine is an IRA Technical Consultant with Ed Slott and Company, LLC. He is highly regarded as an expert in IRA distribution planning and is a consultant for advisors and clients. Jeff is a contributing writer and editor for Ed Slott's IRA Advisor and a presenter of advanced training programs. Jeff has been quoted in numerous publications throughout the country, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday and Producer's eSource. A frequent presenter of advanced training programs, Jeff has helped educate thousands of financial advisors, CPAs and attorneys in complex IRA tax and estate planning strategies. Jeff's articles appear each Wednesday.

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Joe Cicchinelli is an IRA Technical Consultant with Ed Slott and Company, LLC. He is a nationally known IRA expert with over 20 years of experience in the field of retirement distribution planning.  Joe was formerly a Vice President at PMC, an independent IRA and retirement plan consulting firm. He is a professional speaker who has trained thousands of professionals and provided continuing edcuation credits. He has also been a contributing writer for many IRA-related texts and course manuals. Joe's articles will appear every Tuesday.

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Jared Trexler is a marketing specialist and social media manager with Ed Slott and Company, LLC. Jared is the managing editor and personal finance writer for The Slott Report and handles all design, administrative and content coordination for the site. Jared also has a vast writing background with two published books, Penn State Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports (Savas Beatie, 2009) and 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before...Filling Out Your Hoops Bracket (99 Series, 2011). - See more at: