April 28, 1941 - May 22, 2004
The Arthur N. Caple Foundation commemorates the lifework of Arthur N. Caple, CRAsm, CRC®, who was a national leader in the field of public-sector retirement security. Art was a visionary and voice for those who serve others through employer-sponsored retirement plans. He championed retirement programs that continue today to build financial security for state and local government employees throughout their retirement.
Art's illustrious 40-year career in state government demanded a lot of interaction with elected officials, the rank-and-file workforce, and the public. At the time of his death, he was Executive Director of Maryland's Supplemental Retirement Agency with responsibility for the 457 deferred compensation, 401(k), 403(b) and 401(a) match plans; a member of the State Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees, chairing its investment committee; and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Plan Sponsors organization.
A certified retirement counselor and retirement administrator, Art was actively involved in numerous other state and national professional pension and retirement associations and boards. He was elected in 1996 as president of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA), representing 50 states and 5,000 counties and cities around the country.
A lifelong resident of Westminster, Art was born on April 28, 1941, in Hanover, Pa., the son of Arthur Norris Sr. and Mary C. Valianti Caple. Art is survived by two children, Cassandra Maria Caple and Larissa Mae Caple of Finksburg. In 2006 his oldest daughter, Kimberly Strong Caple of Hagerstown, went to join him after a full life struggling with special needs.