Meet the Team
A 100% Native-owned firm, Federal Retirement Authority was founded by Emilee Eppler on principles instilled in her cultural heritage: honor, respect and acknowledgment of sacrifices from those working for the betterment of everyone.
Even though we’ve been where you are, we know every situation is different. We provide retirement solutions tailored to your unique situation and retirement goals. As your trusted guide, we’re here to help you retire with confidence.
Founder | Retirement Specialist
Emilee is passionate about helping federal employees protect and maximize their benefits for a successful, worry-free retirement.
As the spouse of a federal employee, Emilee understands firsthand how confusing the retirement process can be. Her mission is to help clients understand their benefits and the many opportunities available to them and empower them with the confidence to manage their money and truly enjoy the retirement they’ve earned. Since starting her firm in 2018, Emilee has helped guide hundreds of clients from dozens of federal agencies and departments to live out retirement on their terms.
“I’ve been where you are now,” says Emilee. “The retirement you’ve earned over a lifetime of service is more than possible with accurate information and an advisor who is in your corner all the way.”
Emilee holds life, health and annuity insurance licenses. She earned her Ph.D. in education leadership from the University of Oklahoma.
Away from the office, Emilee can be found on the lake, lacrosse field, golf course or dance grounds with her husband, Eddy, and their son, Shine. In the fall, theirs is a house divided among Sooners, Pokes, Bears and Bucs fans.
As a southeast Kansas native and registered nurse, Katie has a vested interest in safeguarding the financial futures of her neighbors.
In her former career, Katie worked with thousands of terminal patients and their families. She saw all too often how poor financial planning and the lack of financial literacy burdened family members during an already stressful season.
As a member of the Federal Retirement Authority, Katie uses her expertise to provide care and clarity to her clients searching for ways to get the most out of their life savings. Whether deciding on your retirement timeline or maximizing your Social Security or Medicare benefits, Katie listens to your concerns, acts decisively and always provides a plan with your best interests in mind.
Katie, and her husband, Jay, have two children, Jackson and Kynlea. You can often find her serving in the community, spending time with her family at a ballfield or crafting something new she found on Pinterest.
Client Relations Manager
With more than two decades of client service experience, Elizabeth’s meticulous attention to detail and genuine passion for helping others instills confidence in every client she encounters.
Elizabeth is the first person to greet you as you enter the building, the voice on the other end of the phone setting your appointments and the steady hand behind our smooth office operations.
When she’s not at the office, Elizabeth loves spending time with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Broken Arrow or at their family place on the lake.
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