In an effort to step up its support of retirement plans sold to government entities, MassMutual’s retirement services has added three managing directors: Kelly Bush, Pete Ganey, and Richard Snyder. The three will support sales of defined contribution (DC) retirement plans in states, countries and municipalities. The directors train and educate advisers about MassMutual’s retirement plan products and services, identify retirement plan prospects and service existing plans.
Bush comes to MassMutual’s government plan unit, where he will support the western region, after serving the firm’s corporate retirement plan sponsors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Miami, and masters’ degrees in leadership and in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 26, and 63 licenses, and life, health, and accident insurance licenses.
Ganey, who will support the eastern region, brings 20 years of experience working with government retirement plans. He most recently served as business development manager for Great-West Financial. Ganey was awarded a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut, and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Joining MassMutual from Lincoln Financial Group, Snyder supports the central region. He brings 20 years of experience in government retirement plans, and served in a variety of sales and relationship management roles at The Hartford. Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Florida University, as well as FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 licenses, and life and variable annuity insurance licenses.
Bush, Ganey and Snyder report to Bill Abramowicz, divisional vice president.
“MassMutual has the resources and capabilities to increase its share of the government retirement plan marketplace as government employers look for providers that can make a difference in how well their employees are prepared for retirement,” says Scott Buffington, vice president of sales for retirement services.