Ascensus Appoints Barb Yearout as President of Chard Snyder

Leading Employee Benefit Provider Poised to Continue Client Success and Growth

Dresher, PA. – Ascensus—whose technology and expertise helps millions of people save for retirement, education, and healthcare—is pleased to announce the appointment of Barb Yearout as president of Chard Snyder, a third-party administrator (TPA) of employee benefit solutions. Ascensus acquired Chard Snyder in April 2018.

Yearout, who has served as Chard Snyder’s vice president of operations for over three years, will assume responsibility for leading the vision, strategy, and growth of the organization at the end of September. This will coincide with the recently announced retirement of founders Joy Snyder and Ken Chard, whom Yearout will succeed. Well versed in operations, sales, account management, and people leadership, Yearout brings more than 25 years in the employee benefits/TPA industry to her new role.

Before joining Chard Snyder, Yearout held many leadership positions in the benefits industry. These include roles with Express Scripts, where she oversaw management and delivery of healthcare reform initiatives and market development for health plans, and UMR, where she led operations and account management. Yearout earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Personnel and Industrial Relations from the University of Cincinnati and has a certificate in Senior Management from Xavier University.

“We’re extremely grateful to Joy and Ken for co-founding Chard Snyder and making it the industry leader that it is today,” said David Musto, president of Ascensus. “Their vision throughout the company’s history of exploring new distribution channels and implementing cutting edge technology made clients’ lives easier through a personal approach that included responsiveness, flexibility, and education.”

“It will be exciting to watch Barb and Chard Snyder’s high-performing leadership team continue to build upon Joy and Ken’s foundation as we drive the business to the next level,” Musto concluded.

About Ascensus

Ascensus is the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States. The firm delivers technology and expertise to help millions of people save for what matters most—retirement, education, and healthcare.For more information about Ascensus, visit ascensus.com. View career opportunities at careers.ascensus.com.