John Hancock Retirement Plan Services Promotes Robert Stanley to Senior Vice President, Sales Development

Jun 09, 2010, 10:57 ET from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

BOSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Robert Stanley has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales Development, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (RPS), it was announced by Arthur Creel, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, John Hancock RPS.  

In this role, Stanley reports to Creel and is responsible for managing the teams that support the company's sales and distribution group including those handling training and education, business intelligence, meeting management, sales team compensation, broker dealer contracts, and competitive intelligence.  

"Rob has made invaluable contributions to the success of RPS and I'm pleased he will continue to do so in this new role," said Creel. "His knowledge of how things work and ability to implement changes that lead to improvement make him a perfect fit for this position."

Stanley, who joined John Hancock in 2001 in Annuity Operations, most recently served as Vice President, John Hancock RPS Operations. Prior to joining John Hancock, Stanley served as a business consulting manager on the financial services industry team at Arthur Anderson.

He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Stanley will be based in Boston.

About John Hancock Retirement Plan Services

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services is the largest provider of 401(k) plans across all plan sizes among banks, mutual funds and insurers, according to CFO Magazine. (CFO Magazine 2009 401(k) Providers Survey, for year-end 2009. Published in May 2010).

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily through John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners.  Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were Cdn$446 billion (US$440 billion) as at March 31, 2010. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at

The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including life insurance, fixed and variable annuities, fixed products, mutual funds, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

Both John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York do business under certain instances using the John Hancock Retirement Plan Services name. Group annuity contracts and recordkeeping agreements are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02210 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595.  Product features and availability may differ by state.


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