Great-West Names N.C. Sales Director

Bill Whittington was appointed regional sales director for the North Carolina market of Great-West Retirement Services.

In his new position, Whittington will work with brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wire houses and third-party administrators (TPAs) to expand Great-West’s 401(k) plans and services business throughout North Carolina. Based in Charlotte, he reports to Gary Gould, vice president of the South Central region.

Whittington most recently served as sales director for The Principal Financial Group’s eastern North Carolina territory. Previously, he was a regional vice president at American Funds—covering Florida, Georgia and South Carolina—and regional sales director of Wachovia Retirement Services’ (now Wells Fargo’s) mid-Atlantic region.

Whittington holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Shepherd University. He holds NASD Series 7, 26 and 63 securities registrations, as well as life insurance and variable life and annuity licenses in North Carolina.

“Advisers and plan sponsors who are seeking help with their retirement plans will benefit from Bill’s industry expertise and straightforward consultative approach,” said Bill Harmon, senior vice president of 401(k) corporate markets. “I’m confident Bill will be an immediate asset to intermediaries who are counting on GWRS to help them bring some of the best retirement plan solutions to North Carolina clients.”