MassMutual Retirement Services Hires Michael Doshier as Vice President and Head of External Markets

Mr. Doshier to Lead Advisor, Sponsor Marketing

Oct 26, 2011, 14:00 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual is pleased to announce that Michael Doshier has joined its Retirement Services Division as vice president and head of external markets, reporting to E. Heather Smiley, chief marketing officer for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. In this position, Mr. Doshier is responsible for leading the division's efforts in plan sponsor marketing, advisor marketing and competitive insights.

Mr. Doshier joined MassMutual Retirement Services from Fidelity Investments, where he most recently served as vice president of marketing, responsible for driving integrated marketing plans for the firm's retirement business. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held leadership roles in marketing, relationship management, call center operations, sales, and general management. Mr. Doshier is a graduate of Xavier University.

"MassMutual Retirement Services was recently recognized with the #1 rating in overall advisor satisfaction(1), and sponsor retention is also at all-time high levels. Mike is a proven leader and we look forward to leveraging his deep understanding of the retirement plan market to support the efforts of advisors and sponsors on behalf of participants," says Smiley.

"I am very excited to join a company with such a stellar reputation in the retirement services industry," says Mr. Doshier. "Together, we will continue to evolve our advisor and sponsor engagement to support and strengthen MassMutual's tremendous value proposition to advisors and their clients," adds Mr. Doshier.

For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

(1) Results from the Boston Research Group's 2011 Defined Contribution Plan (DCP) Retirement Advisor Satisfaction and Loyalty Study. The nationwide survey of retirement advisors was conducted from February to April 2011 and the results of the recordkeeping portion represent 17 leading defined contribution retirement plan providers. Findings are based on the percentage of advisors who were "very satisfied" with the recordkeeper.

About MassMutual

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for 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 1.3 million participants.

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 every year 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.

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