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Don't Do That With Your ESOP

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This replay was recorded on June 7, 2016.

About This Meeting

ESOPs benefit employees, sellers, and the organization's bottom line -- in most companies. From time to time, mistakes with an ESOP have caused legal problems for the company, personal loss to plan fiduciaries, and damaged morale. This session will cover a variety of "anti-case studies" and discuss different ways companies can avoid problems before they arise.

You will learn:


Legal and Fiduciary issues
Merri Ash, First Bankers Trust Services
Financing and Operations
David Diehl, Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.


Merri E. Ash

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First Bankers Trust Services

Merri is the senior vice president at First Bankers Trust Services, Inc. Merri has more than 40 years' experience in employee benefits services. She is a past chairperson for the administrative advisory committee of the ESOP Association, former board member for the national ESOP Association and current board of trustees member for the Employee Ownership Foundation. Merri has been with First Bankers since 2002.

David M. Diehl

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Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

David is chief executive officer of Prairie Capital Advisors. He provides closely held businesses with a complete understanding of the best available options for ownership transition. David expertly executes projects for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), management buyouts (MBO), and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). He holds an MBA in finance from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS from Indiana University.