Posted on March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) announced changes to its board of directors, including the formal approval of a new board chair, a new vice-chair, four new executive committee members, and three new board members.

New Board Officers

Chair, Board of Directors
John Kennedy
Executive Vice President, President
Lincoln Financial Distributors

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Terri N. Fiedler
President and Chief Executive Officer
AIG Financial Distributors

New Executive Committee Members

John Davis
Principal, Retirement Products
Edward Jones


Rob Jameison
Senior Vice President
Head of Insurance/Recordkeeper
Segment & Investments
Fidelity Institutional Asset Management

Laura Pantaleo
Managing Director, Wealth Management–
Insurance and Retirement Solutions
J.P. Morgan

Phil Pellegrino
Executive Director, Head of Annuities
UBS Financial Services

New Board of Directors Members

Doug Brigman
Raymond James Insurance Group

Dev Ganguly
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Jackson Financial, Inc.

Joe Schultz
Senior Vice President, Chief Client Officer
American Century Investments


“IRI is fortunate to have highly committed members and industry leaders who are willing to volunteer their time, energy, and passion to provide governance and strategic guidance to our organization,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI President and CEO. “We look forward to an active and productive year driving our agenda forward to help America’s workers and retirees achieve a secure and dignified retirement.”

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Contact: Dan Zielinski