BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JHRPS) has named Bridgette Rutter Regional Vice President, responsible for sales and relationship development with financial representatives and plan consultants in the Chicago region, focusing on the under-$20 million market segment.
"We are very pleased to have Bridgette taking on this important role on our core sales team," said Kent Lepard, Divisional Vice President, JHRPS. "She has consistently been a top performer for us in Orange County, California, and now she is bringing her talents back to her hometown of Chicago."
Rutter, who will report to Lepard, has more than 12 years of experience with JHRPS.
She replaces Jeffrey Kettwig, who has been appointed a National Vice President of Sales, focused on small- to mid-sized NAV, open-architecture plans. Kettwig will remain in Chicago, and will report to Bob Carroll, National Sales Manager, JHRPS.
"We're excited to have Jeff focusing on the promotion of our newest open-architecture NAV product," said Carroll. Open architecture, which had already been available on the company's mid- and large-market platforms, is now being made available on small-market plans, as well. "Jeff's dedication, experience and understanding of the market will be crucial to this effort going forward."
Kettwig joined John Hancock in 2004, and has served as Chicago RVP for the past 12 years.
About John Hancock Financial and Manulife
John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were $934 billion (US $718 billion) as at June 30, 2016. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.
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John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
As of June 30, 2016, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) supported 43,787 plans, 1,619,408 participants, and $77,118,688,000 in FUM Assets. John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York supported 2,410 plans, 72,453 participants, and $4,208,061,000 in FUM Assets. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC supported 10,808 plans, 1,050,014 participants, and $56,540,684,000 in FUM Assets. Approximate unaudited figures for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services division, provided on a U.S. statutory basis.
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John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC offers plan administrative services and service programs through which a sponsor or administrator of a plan may invest in various investment options on behalf of plan participants. These investment options have not been individually selected by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, LLC. John Hancock Trust Company, LLC provides trust and custodial services to such plans.
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