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Mutual of Omaha Appoints Three to Leadership Positions

July 26, 2012 ( - Mutual of Omaha’s Retirement Plans Division named Diane Kolvek and J. Michael Peddicord as regional sales directors, and Robert Nourse as national accounts channel manager. 

By PLANSPONSOR staff | July 26, 2012
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Kolvek will support the company’s regional sales managers located in the Western region of the U.S., fostering relationships with third-party administrators (TPAs), and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined Mutual of Omaha in 2008 as a Retirement Plans senior channel manager, and has nearly 20 years of experience in sales and relationship management supporting 401(k) product areas at Fidelity, Guardian Life Insurance Company and ReliaStar. Kolvek earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University.

Peddicord will be responsible for leading the Retirement Plans Division’s TPA Channel. He will also support company’s regional sales managers located in the Eastern region of the country by cultivating relationships with TPAs in this area. He is based in Columbus, Ohio. Since receiving his bachelor’s degree from Capital University, Peddicord gained experience from various leadership roles at Legg Mason and Nationwide Financial Services, and most recently served as vice president of sales for Principal Financial Group.

Nourse brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services to his position, most recently as vice president and senior relationship manager at Nationwide Financial, and with sales and leadership positions at The Guardian Life Insurance Company before that. He will be responsible for managing relationships with the company’s national broker/dealer alliances, and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nourse holds a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University.

“One of our strategic initiatives is to place top talent into leadership positions that support the sustainable growth and distribution of our product line,” said Seth Friedman, 401(k) national sales director for Mutual of Omaha. “These individuals will bring solid leadership support to our regional sales managers and advisers, helping Mutual of Omaha continue to build a competitive retirement plan experience that benefits both the plan sponsor and their participants.”