MassMutual Retirement Services Adds Five Industry Professionals to Sales Team

Feb 12, 2014, 11:00 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To support its strong sales pipeline for 2014, MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is pleased to announce the following additions to its sales and client management organization led by Hugh O'Toole, senior vice president:

Jason Bouldin joined MassMutual on Dec. 23 as managing director covering Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Bouldin brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the company and previously served with Great-West Financial and The Hartford. Mr. Bouldin is based in Atlanta, Ga. and reports to Michael Reilly, regional sales manager. 

John Cunningham, an 18-year veteran of MassMutual, has been appointed regional sales director covering western Massachusetts, Vermont and eastern upstate New York effective Jan. 1. Mr. Cunningham previously served the past nine years as regional sales director focused on strengthening Career Agency Sales across the Northeast. In his new role, Mr. Cunningham reports to Shefali Desai, regional sales manager.

Lauren Drapeau rejoined MassMutual on Jan. 2 as regional sales director covering Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County). Ms. Drapeau has more than 13 years of industry experience and previously served as an annuity wholesaler with MassMutual before her most recent role with MetLife. Ms. Drapeau is based in Rocky Hill, Conn. and reports to Shefali Desai.

Jon Ogren has been named regional sales director covering Kansas, Nebraska and western Missouri. Mr. Ogren is based in Overland Park, Ks. and reports to Derek Fuller, regional sales manager. With more than 15 years of experience in the retirement services industry, Mr. Ogren previously served with The Standard and Northwestern Mutual before joining MassMutual on Dec. 2. 

Mary Kay Zoulek joined MassMutual on Jan. 2 as regional sales director for western Michigan and reports to William Hicks, regional sales manager. Based in Grand Rapids, Mi., Ms. Zoulek brings more than 12 years of industry experience to her new role, all of which was built serving advisors across western Michigan. Before joining MassMutual, Ms. Zoulek served with John Hancock and Principal Financial Group.

"On behalf of MassMutual Retirement Services, I am pleased to announce these additions to the sales and client management team," says Scott Buffington, vice president and national sales manager with MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "All five individuals are highly experienced sales professionals and each brings strong advisor and third-party administrator (TPA) relationships to their local markets. MassMutual's reputation in the market for delivering world-class service to advisors and TPAs is key in helping us attract talent of this level to our sales team," adds Buffington.

For more information about MassMutual's Retirement Services Division, please contact your financial professional or call MassMutual at 1-800-874-2502, option 4.

About MassMutual
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.

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