September 13, 2012
--- Jamie Ohl was hired as president of tax-exempt markets for
the institutional retirement operations of ING U.S. ---
Ohl will be responsible for all aspects of the business,
including developing and executing strategic direction and maximizing growth
potential and profitability.
Ohl has more than 20 years of experience leading
high-performing teams to profitable growth in competitive markets. For the
past two years, she was president of Wilshire Funds Management, the global
investment management business unit of Wilshire Associates, where she was
responsible for guiding the company’s strategic investment, operations and growth
efforts. Previously, Ohl served as head of the retirement division for The
Hartford Financial Services Group, where she spearheaded that company’s entry
into the 403(b) market. Ohl has also served in various management and
consulting roles at VALIC and Hewitt Associates.
Ohl, who will be based in ING U.S.’s Windsor, Connecticut,
office, will report to Maliz Beams, chief executive officer of ING U.S.
Retirement. Her appointment is effective October 1, 2012.
“Jamie has an impressive track record of leadership and
success in a variety of highly competitive markets,” Beams said. “Her
passion, diverse experience and background in 403(b) and investment-only
products will complement our leadership team and further ING U.S.’s mission to
help Americans achieve retirement security.”
The tax-exempt markets team is focused on helping working
Americans prepare for a secure retirement through employer-sponsored 403(b) and
457 savings plans in the health care, education, government and nonprofit
Ohl holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from
LeTourneau University in Texas and a master’s of business administration from
the University of Nebraska. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist
(CEBS), a Qualified Pension Administrator, a member of the American Society of
Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and holds Series 6, 7, 26 and 63
Other accomplishments include recognition by 401kWire as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential
People in Defined Contribution” in 2008 and 2009. Ohl also received the
2009 “Women in Insurance Leadership Award” from Insurance Networking News
and was named one of Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” in 2009.
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has
such a strong commitment to helping solve America’s retirement challenge,” Ohl
said. “I look forward to developing strategies that expand the
relationships and opportunities ING U.S. has built with its distributors, plan
sponsors and the millions of individual plan customers it serves.”