Great-West Appoints Sales Director

Great-West Retirement Services appointed Harriet Jacobs regional sales director for its Government Markets business. 

In this role, Jacobs will identify, call upon and sell Great-West retirement services to state and local governments in the western U.S. Jacobs is based in Los Angeles.

Before joining Great-West, Jacobs spent 17 years with the State Street/CitiStreet/ING companies. Her most recent position was serving as vice president, institutional business development for tax-exempt markets, with CitiStreet/ING from 2003 to 2012. Before this, Jacobs spent eight years as vice president, government market, with State Street/CitiStreet. During this timeframe, her responsibilities included serving as chief marketing officer for the CalPERS 457 program. From 1982 to 1994 Jacobs, held increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions at ICMA Retirement Corporation.

Jacobs earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pitzer College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut. She holds NASD Series 6, 63 and 26 licenses and Certified Retirement Administrator and Certified Retirement Counselor designations.

Jacobs is a member of the National Association of Governmental Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA), the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. She also served on the Ethics Committee for the International Foundation for Retirement Education and the Awards Committee for NAGDCA.