Industry Veteran Joins CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions

CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has hired Chris Graves as director of strategic accounts.

A 17-year industry veteran, Graves comes to CUNA Mutual Group Retirement Plan Solutions, a provider of qualified and nonqualified retirement plan solutions, after 14 years at ING, where he spent the last seven as vice president of national business development. In his new role, Graves takes on leadership of all key account responsibilities within the company’s top defined contribution investment only (DCIO) fund family partnerships and broker/dealer relationships nationwide.

“As we continue our intermediary distribution growth plans, Chris is a perfect example of the commitment we have in hiring the industry’s top talent to better serve our broker/dealer and DCIO partners,” said Paul Chong, senior vice president, CUNA Mutual Group Retirement Plan Solutions. “Chris has a tremendous reputation for his focus, dedication and expertise in the retirement plan industry.”

Prior to his business development role, Graves served as a retirement plan wholesaler for ING, and led a field service team. Graves holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 designations, along with life and health insurance licenses. He is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio.

Graves began his duties at the start of September and reports to Chris Phillips, director of institutional sales for CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions.