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Lead Advisor

Rod Bench

Professional Background

Rod is a Lead Advisor at Columbia Pacific Wealth Management. He was a founder and principal of two significant financial service organizations — Beard, Bench & Mendenhall, and Benefit Administration Company — before forming RA Bench in 1995. Rod also served as Senior Managing Director at Kibble & Prentice and was an executive officer of New England Financial in Boston. He is a member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting and The Investment Management Consultants Association, and past president of both the Yakima and Seattle estate planning councils. Rod is a Chartered Life Underwriter and holds advanced designations in Pension Planning, Business Tax Planning and Estate Planning from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


Rod and his wife, Mary Jo, reside in Seattle and Napa, CA.


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