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JULY Announces Leadership Transition   


Waco, Texas, February 20, 2018 – July Business Services (JULY) recently announced that John Humphrey has been promoted to the role of President and CEO and will succeed Jim Hudson who is now stepping into the role of Board Chairman.

After co-founding JULY with Jim Hudson in 1994, John Humphrey has been a driving force behind the company’s vision to be an innovator of services for small business retirement plans that are customized, cost-effective, and simple to operate.

Regarding his new role as CEO of JULY, Humphrey commented: “I am excited to have the privilege to assume the CEO role and lead JULY’s next chapter. One of the best decisions of my career was saying “yes” when Jim asked me to join him in founding JULY in 1994. His leadership, vision, and strong core values have been keys to JULY’s success, and we will continue to carry out our mission based on the solid foundation that he has provided. With his continued involvement as Chairman, and with the strong team of committed professionals we have been fortunate to assemble, JULY is well-positioned to accelerate service and technology innovation to advisors, employers, and participants in the small retirement plan space.”

As Chairman of JULY, Jim Hudson will focus on ERISA, Technical, Legal and Tax matters. On the leadership transition, Hudson comments: “I would like to express my confidence in John and his leadership. I’m excited about our future.”


About John Humphrey

John co-founded JULY in 1994. As CEO, he is responsible for setting the firm’s vision and providing top-level leadership of the organization. This includes developing and implementing JULY’s strategic plan, overseeing the company’s financial plan, developing key advisor and institutional relationships, and creating high-level staffing plans to serve clients and achieve goals. John graduated from Baylor University with a Master of Taxation and Minor in Information Systems. Prior to joining JULY, John practiced as a CPA with several national accounting firms, including Ernst & Young in Dallas. He is a member of ASPPA (the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries), served as past President of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Texas, is an Alumni of Leadership Waco, frequently writes articles for JULY and outside industry publications, and provides thought leadership on several partner firm advisory councils.

About Jim Hudson

Jim founded July Business Services in 1994, after practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and providing retirement plan services for more than 20 years. Along the way he acquired an expertise in designing and providing administration services to qualified retirement plans. He is an experienced veteran of the retirement plan industry with more than 35 years of experience. Jim leads JULY’s ERISA technical services and works closely with retirement plans considering the IRS Correction Programs. Jim has a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University; his background is in income tax planning and compliance. He is a member of ASPPA and a frequent speaker on retirement plan topics and ERISA technical topics for financial advisors and for industry organizations, including several locations of ASPPA Benefits Councils. He has been a past speaker at U.S. Department of Labor training sessions. It is Jim’s depth of knowledge and technical ERISA resource that has given him the foundation to lead JULY in the retirement plan marketplace.

About JULY:

July Business Services is a leading retirement plan provider that supports financial advisors and their clients by delivering successful retirement plan strategies through its fully independent, open-architecture retirement plan recordkeeping platform and plan administration services. JULY brings unbiased, expert knowledge to all facets of the retirement plan process including customized plan design, leading technology, and hands-on implementation and management of the plan. JULY supports clients with an expansive, conflict-free investment platform, including ETFs, collective trusts, professionally managed portfolios, and mutual funds.

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