On August 23, 2016, Preferred Pension Planning lost one of our brightest stars, Jay Driver. Jay tragically passed away on his way into the office that morning. Jay was 41 years old. Jay was not only a great pension consultant; he was a wonderful human being. He always had a huge smile on his face and brightened every room the moment he entered. Jay was a man who cared deeply about his family, friends, and co-workers. He deeply loved his wife, and adored his four children and his dog. He spoke lovingly of his parents, brother, and sister. While Jay always had a joke or funny comment, underneath there was truth and wisdom at all times.
Jay's knowledge of the pension field was tremendous. He achieved the highest professional designations in our field, and loved his work. Whenever anyone in the office had a tough technical question, Jay was the man to turn to, as he could analyze the situation and determine the best course of action.
Jay's antics kept us all amused. At work, Jay always had a story to tell at staff meetings that made us laugh at the same time we were learning. Jay was incredibly patient and loved to mentor his colleagues and our clients. At home, he loved to post entertaining videos on Facebook. He posted a video of himself in the shower singing Happy Anniversary to his wife. He posted a video of himself doing an imitation of Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World."
The world lost a compassionate and brilliant man this week. We are fortunate to have worked with Jay during the past 8 years. We will never forget the contributions Jay made to Preferred Pension Planning as a pension consultant, and how he made us all better human beings.