Posted on October 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) announced election results for its Board of Directors.

In accordance with actions by the Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee of the IRI Board of Directors, the following existing members have been re-elected to new three-year terms, expiring at IRI’s Annual Meeting in 2023:

  • Andrew Bowden, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • Joseph Fournier, Executive Vice President, , PIMCO
  • Robert Jameison, Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional Insurance and DCIO Relationship Management, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management
  • John Kennedy, Head of Retirement Solutions Distribution, Lincoln Financial Distributors
  • George Riedel, Head of U.S. Intermediaries, T. Rowe Price
  • Scott Stolz, President, Raymond James Insurance Group

The following individuals, each of whom was appointed by the IRI Board of Directors since the last IRI Annual Meeting to fill a vacancy, have been elected to full three-year terms, expiring at IRI’s Annual Meeting in 2023:

  • Jacob Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Head of Insurance Strategic Distribution, Franklin Templeton Distributors
  • Joe Boan, Senior Vice President, Senior Managing Director, Individual Markets, Transamerica
  • Melissa Buccilli, Head of Retirement Insurance, BlackRock
  • John Davis, Principal, Retirement Products, Edward Jones
  • Marci Green, Managing Director, Head of Retail Insurance, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Eric Henderson, President, Nationwide Annuity, Nationwide Financial
  • Kevin Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Sales and Chief Marketing Officer, Retirement Solutions Division, Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Melissa Kivett, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Strategic Relationship Management, Prudential Financial
  • Ian MacEachern, Head of Investment Products, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Robin M. Raju, Managing Director, Head of Individual Retirement Business, Equitable
  • Wesley Severin, Executive Vice President, Retirement Division, Symetra Financial
  • Tim Walsh, Senior Managing Director, TIAA

“I am very thankful to the IRI Board of Directors for their leadership, passion, and commitment,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI President and CEO. “IRI’s ability to successfully address the unprecedented challenges that 2020 has posed to our industry is due to the experience and guidance of our Board, which represents the complete supply chain of the insured retirement industry. There is no doubt that more challenges lie ahead, but we are prepared to face them head-on to move our industry and our agenda forward.”

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Contact: Dan Zielinski