Joseph W. Bowie | Randy L. ThurmanCFPÂ®, CPA/PFS | Carol AlexanderCFPÂ®, AIFÂ®, CDFAâ„¢ | Andrew FlintonCFPÂ® | Chad RudyCFPÂ® | Brenda Bolander
Brenda C. Bolander
Executive Vice President
Brenda C. Bolander holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional certification and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 25 years of professional experience ranging from comptroller to compliance officer and auditor.
For the ten years prior to joining Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc., Brenda served as the state comptroller of Oklahoma.
Pension and investment oversight was an integral part of her previous position, which also included chairing the Cash Management and Investment Oversight Commission, working with the State Treasurer's office and serving on the Law Enforcement Retirement board.
Brenda is also a Personal Financial Specialist which is a credential that recognizes CPAs with additional experience and expertise in financial planning.
Personal Financial Specialist candidates must pass a technical exam and complete rigorous continuing education requirements.
Brenda is a member of the American Institute of CPAs Personal Financial Planning section, the Oklahoma Society of CPAs and the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
Brenda was also active in the National Association of State Comptrollers and was selected by her peers to serve on its executive board beginning in 2007, and then as president in 2011-2012.
Brenda graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in computer science.
Brenda lives in Meeker, Oklahoma with her
They have two grown children and a granddaughter.
is actively involved in the Meeker First Baptist Church.