Carla Neal Klingler, President
Carla Neal Klingler is the owner and President of the national pension administration and consulting firm, PyraStar Pension Group, Inc. in Roswell, Georgia. For almost 30 years, she has been a leader in developing and providing TPA services for all types of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.
Carla began her pension career in 1980 at a national ESOP firm where she served as V.P. Administration, first in San Francisco and later in Atlanta. Her pioneer work in the pension industry included interpreting the practical and operational aspects of ERISA and developing administration procedures and mathematical models to address regulatory requirements. Her broad technical expertise effectively aids clients of all sizes and corporate structures in the practical aspects of their plan design, implementation, operations, legal compliance, accounting, & employee communications.
Carla received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from University of California, Santa Barbara and completed post-grad pension course credits through The Wharton School of Business and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She is an active member of the National ESOP Association, New South Chapter ESOP Association & NCEO. She also currently serves as an active member of the National Administration Advisory Committee of The ESOP Association where responsibilities include active lobbying for the interests of companies with Employee Ownership, interpreting the practical applications of new laws, updating operational & communication procedures, peer reviews, and speaking at national, regional, and local conferences.
Some of Carla's personal interests include traveling with her family, biking, writing music, and performing in choral and handbell choirs.