Meet our team

Portrait of Keith J. Gredys, J.D., AIF®, BCF, CPFA
Keith J. Gredys, J.D., AIF®, BCF, CPFA Chairman, President & CEO/Shareholder

Keith Gredys co-founded the Kidder organization in 1996 and has more than 40 years of investment, fiduciary, trust and pension administration experience. He is a recognized authority in investment management, fiduciary issues qualified plan design and administration, as well as non-qualified plan design. He serves a wide range of clients and sponsors — from sophisticated small plans to complex large plans with participant and individual accounts exceeding $100 million.

Keith received his law degree (J.D.) and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds the professional designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), which covers investment fiduciary standards of care and investment due diligence. He is also a designated Board Certified Fiduciary (BCF) by the Center for Board Certified Fiduciaries. In addition, Keith has received the Certified Plan Fiduciary (CFPA) credential from the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), demonstrating the expertise required to act as a plan fiduciary or help plan fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities. Keith conducts numerous seminars and continuing education programs on qualified retirement plans and fiduciary topics. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Nebraska State Bar Association.

In 2020, Keith was elected to a three-year term as an At-Large Member of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Leadership Council, where he currently serves as Vice President. NAPA represents nearly 20,000 plan advisors across the Unites States and works to enhance retirement savings through its support of regulatory and legislative issues that help improve financial wellness.

Portrait of Stacy G. Van Blair, AIFA
Stacy G. Van Blair, AIFA Senior Vice President

Stacy Van Blair joined the Kidder organization in 2001 and serves the needs and administrative activities of Kidder clients in Western Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Stacy has more than 40 years of experience in the pension and investment industries, working with qualified plans ranging from small to very large and complex accounts with more than 7,000 employees. He was previously Vice President/Senior Trust Officer and Manager of Retirement Plans Services for First National Bank of Omaha, where he was responsible for more than 400 accounts and assets of $1.2 billion.

Stacy received his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. He has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) designation from CEFEX, Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. He has also completed the National Association of Plan Advisors Non-Qualified Plan Advisor Boot Camp.

Portrait of Kevin P. Dolphin, CPA
Kevin P. Dolphin, CPA Sales Consultant

Kevin Dolphin joined Kidder in January 2021. He is responsible for day-to-day investment and administrative activities for his clients from our Mason City, Iowa office. He has more than 19 years of experience in serving the qualified plan, investment, financial and accounting needs of business clients and individuals. Kevin is responsible for client servicing, fiduciary guidance for plan sponsors and retirement readiness of plan participants.

Prior to joining Kidder, Kevin was the owner of Kevin P. Dolphin CPA firm in Mason City, Iowa, which he sold and is now known as Gogerty & Associates PLC. Kevin still maintains his CPA practice with Gogerty & Associates PLC. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Marty College, is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Portrait of Matthew J. Gredys, AIF®
Matthew J. Gredys, AIF® Vice President/Shareholder

Matt Gredys joined Kidder in 2013 and serves the consulting needs and administrative activities of clients in the Midwest, including fiduciary guidance for plan sponsors as well as enrollment and education for plan participants. He supports all Regional Consultants in reviewing, analyzing and consulting on compliance, recordkeeper platforms and plan designs. He also provides guidance and support on fee and service benchmarking. Matt holds the professional designation of Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF ®), which covers investment fiduciary standards of care and investment due diligence. He has completed the National Association of Plan Advisors Non-Qualified Plan Advisor Boot Camp.

Matt is a distinguished military veteran who served as a U.S. Army Military Police Sergeant for more than six years, with tours in Korea and Iraq. He attended Iowa State University and is a graduate of the Universal Technical Institute.

Portrait of Jennifer S. Jensen, QKA
Jennifer S. Jensen, QKA Vice President/Shareholder
Qualified Plan Client Advocate/Concierge

Jennifer is a recognized expert in administration and compliance for 401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plans. Leveraging nearly 30 years of experience, she delivers high-touch, high-value, concierge-level service, information and support to Kidder qualified plan clients of all sizes. Most recently she was Vice President/Manager of Pension Administration Operations for Newport Group (formerly Kidder Benefits Consultants), where she oversaw plan administration and compliance professionals, as well as quality control. Jennifer has earned the Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation awarded by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).

Jennifer is a member of WIPN (We Inspire Promote Network) and the American Retirement Association’s (ARA) council for women WIRC (Women in Retirement). Both organizations strive to empower, support, strengthen and educate women in leadership roles in the retirement plan industry. Jennifer is also a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and The ESOP Association (TEA).

Prior to originally joining Kidder in 2004, Jennifer held administrative management positions in the TPA and trust banking industries. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University with a B.A. in Accounting.

Portrait of Jamie L. Bowlin
Jamie L. Bowlin Vice President/Shareholder

Jamie Bowlin originally joined Kidder in 2006. After leaving to pursue a sales opportunity in the agricultural sector, she rejoined Kidder in 2017, where she is responsible for all office management, human resources and technology applications. Jamie received her marketing degree from University of Northern Iowa.