September 04, 2012
--- Several personnel appointments to support the small
to midsize corporate retirement plans market were announced by ING U.S.’s
retirement business. ---
Jeff Darnowski was hired as a client
relationship manager; Thomas Fleming was promoted to regional vice
president of sales; and Susan Shapiro, currently regional vice
president (RVP) of service in the New Jersey region, has taken on the
added responsibility of becoming the RVP of service for the expanded New
York City/New Jersey area.
Based in New York, Darnowski is
responsible for ongoing plan sponsor relationship management and service
delivery for ING U.S.’s existing 401(k) retirement plan sponsors located in
metro New York. He most recently managed the International Benefits area
at AIG. Prior to that, he was director of Retirement Operations at Lord
Abbet & Company where he was responsible for client service delivery in the
company’s small market 401(k) program. Darnowski also held several client
service positions in the Retirement Group at Merrill Lynch.
In his role as regional vice
president of sales based in New York City, Fleming is responsible for the sales
and distribution of 401(k) retirement plans to the wirehouse channel in metro
New York, Long Island and northern New Jersey. Fleming has been with ING
U.S. for more than 12 years, working in various sales and service roles, most
recently as head of inside sales where he managed the internal sales desk for
small to midsize corporate retirement plans.
In her expanded role as regional
vice president of service, Shapiro is responsible for leading the service teams
for the New Jersey and New York City territories.
Shapiro and Fleming report to
Patrick Bello, senior vice president of sales for the northeast, and Darnowski
reports to Shapiro.