Putnam Creates Head of Strategic Accounts Position

Putnam Investments appointed James F. Bumpus as the firm’s head of strategic accounts.  


Bumpus will focus on managing relationships and developing opportunities to serve the large wirehouses and regionally-based broker/dealers. Bumpus was previously regional director for the East Region and has worked at Putnam for nearly 13 years. He will report directly to William T. Connolly, head of global distribution at Putnam.

Dennis Corbett, who has been with the firm for more than14 years, will serve as regional director for the East Region, assuming Bumpus’ previous position. He will report to John P. Nickodemus, national sales manager of Putnam Retail Management. 

Dan Shannon, who joined Putnam nearly five years ago, was appointed regional marketing director, replacing Corbett in the Southern New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania territory, and will report to Corbett in his new role.