ING Names Ohl President of Tax-Exempt Markets

Jamie Ohl was hired as president of tax-exempt markets for the institutional retirement operations of ING U.S. 

Ohl will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including developing and executing strategic direction and maximizing growth potential and profitability.

Ohl has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams to profitable growth in competitive markets. For the past two years, she was president of Wilshire Funds Management, the global investment management business unit of Wilshire Associates, where she was responsible for guiding the company’s strategic investment, operations and growth efforts. Previously, Ohl served as head of the retirement division for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where she spearheaded that company’s entry into the 403(b) market. Ohl has also served in various management and consulting roles at VALIC and Hewitt Associates.

Ohl, who will be based in ING U.S.’s Windsor, Connecticut, office, will report to Maliz Beams, chief executive officer of ING U.S. Retirement. Her appointment is effective October 1, 2012. 

“Jamie has an impressive track record of leadership and success in a variety of highly competitive markets,” Beams said. “Her passion, diverse experience and background in 403(b) and investment-only products will complement our leadership team and further ING U.S.’s mission to help Americans achieve retirement security.”

The tax-exempt markets team is focused on helping working Americans prepare for a secure retirement through employer-sponsored 403(b) and 457 savings plans in the health care, education, government and nonprofit sectors. 

Ohl holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from LeTourneau University in Texas and a master’s of business administration from the University of Nebraska. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), a Qualified Pension Administrator, a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and holds Series 6, 7, 26 and 63 registrations.

Other accomplishments include recognition by 401kWire as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution” in 2008 and 2009.  Ohl also received the 2009 “Women in Insurance Leadership Award” from Insurance Networking News and was named one of Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” in 2009.

“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has such a strong commitment to helping solve America’s retirement challenge,” Ohl said. “I look forward to developing strategies that expand the relationships and opportunities ING U.S. has built with its distributors, plan sponsors and the millions of individual plan customers it serves.”