Marcks Named to Head Pru Retirement

Prudential Financial has tapped Christine C. Marcks as president of Prudential Retirement.

Marcks currently oversees the company’s personal retirement services and retirement income businesses, according to a Prudential news release. The appointment follows the resignation of former Prudential Retirement president John Y. Kim.

“She has a unique mix of experience in managing both institutional and individual retirement businesses, so she brings the knowledge and perspective that will guide the future direction of the retirement business,” said Prudential Vice Chairman John Strangfeld, in the announcement.

Prior to joining Prudential Retirement, Marcks spent four years at ING Financial Services where she built and managed ING’s IRA rollover and payout-annuity business, the announcement said. In her 13 years at Aetna, Inc., Marcks held a series of positions in the defined contribution, marketing, and product development areas.

Marcks holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from Assumption College and an MA in Economics from Georgetown University.