Russell Hires Industry Veteran for Index Business

Russell Investments announced that Shelton Unger joined the firm to lead Russell Index sales and relationships with retirement plan sponsors, foundations, and endowments.  

Unger joins as director of plan sponsor sales for Russell Indexes. She is based in the firm’s New York office and reports to Kevin Lohman, managing director of sales for Russell Indexes. Her responsibilities will include leading a focused initiative to grow awareness and expand partnerships among existing and new plan sponsor clients in the U.S., including foundations, endowments and consultants. She is charged with introducing the full depth and breadth of Russell Indexes’ product and service offering to the plan sponsor community.

Unger brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to Russell, 25 spent at Vanguard, where she helped build a variety of successful business teams serving different aspects of the institutional retirement market.

“Retirement plan sponsors need access to high quality benchmarking tools to make well informed asset allocation decisions,” said Lohman. “Shellie brings incredible insight into the needs of the plan sponsor community with a proven track record of building and motivating world class service teams to address these needs.”