Cornell Named to Pru Retirement Post

Prudential Retirement has tapped James K. Cornell as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Cornell joins Prudential from Fidelity Investments and will be based at Prudential’s headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.

He will report directly to Christine Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement and will direct all marketing, strategic planning and communications activities across the business. According to the company, Cornell will also play a key role in Prudential Financial’s Thought Leadership activities.

With more than 20 years of financial services experience, Cornell joins Prudential following an 11-year career with Fidelity Investments where he most recently served as senior vice president, institutional marketing. Prior to that role, Cornell spent eight years in Fidelity’s Personal Investments area, where he was responsible for Advice & Guidance products and strategy, including Fidelity’s suite of financial planning tools.

Cornell holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.