Great West Hires Director for Southeast Sales Post

Great-West Retirement Services has appointed Gary Plourde, former Great-West sales manager, as regional director of national accounts for its Southeast market.

The firm said Plourde will report to Pete Margiotta, national sales director.

In this newly created position, Plourde, based near Orlando, is responsible for sales of retirement plans to sponsors of 401(k), 401(a), 403(b) and non-governmental 457 retirement plans in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

Plourde rejoins Great-West Retirement Services from DailyAccess Corporation, where he served as senior vice president of sales and distribution, overseeing all sales and marketing efforts. Prior to joining DailyAccess last year, he spent nearly nine years at SunTrust bank in Orlando, serving as senior vice president, national sales manager.