Newport Appoints Midwest Regional Director

Brian Flanagan was named regional director for the Midwest at the Newport Group.

Flanagan will develop business relationships and identify market opportunities to promote Newport’s retirement plan recordkeeping and administration services to third-party intermediaries. He will report to Dennis Sain, Newport’s senior vice president, retirement services.

Flanagan has more than 10 years of experience in retirement services, most recently as senior vice president with Fidelity Investment Institutional Services. Prior to joining Fidelity, he was a regional vice president in the retirement division of Ivy Funds.

Flanagan holds a bachelor’s degree in financial planning from Ohio State University. He has earned FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations, and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation, as well as life and annuity insurance licenses.