Newport Names Head of Financial Institution Services

The Newport Group has appointed Ann Ennis to the position of vice president, Financial Institution Services.

In this newly created role, Ennis will build on Newport’s presence in the bank and financial institution marketplace, leading all aspects of this business segment, according to the company. She will expand Newport’s distribution by leveraging existing intermediary relationships and developing new channels and relationships.

Additionally, Ennis will oversee Newport’s BOLI (bank-owned life insurance) client development and administrative support units.

Most recently, Ennis served as national executive benefits director with Great-West Life, where she was responsible for BOLI and corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) product sales, the company said. She held a similar role with Prudential, and has worked with a number of other firms, including New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, and Clark Consulting.