IRI Taps Plotnick for Director of Research

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has hired Lisa Plotnick as director of research.

A news release said Plotnick brings 20 years of financial industry experience, specializing in annuities, to the position.

Prior to joining IRI, Plotnick served as a director at Cerulli Associates from 2005-2010, where she oversaw its insurance initiatives including the development, distribution, and strategic positioning of annuities and life insurance.

Plotnick has held numerous other positions including vice president and director of variable annuity research at Financial Research Corporation (FRC), various positions at John Hancock Life, an actuarial assistant with William M. Mercer’s defined benefit valuation group, and a policy analyst for the City of New York.