Buckley Takes Great-West Sales Post

December 16, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Great-West Retirement Services has appointed John Buckley as regional sales director for Louisiana.

In this newly created position, Buckley is responsible for developing 401(k) plan business through brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wire houses, and third-party administrators (TPAs). He is based in Covington, Louisiana, and will report to Joe Smolen, regional vice president.

Buckley joins Great-West Retirement Services after 10 years with John Hancock, where he served as regional vice president for Louisiana and Mississippi. While at John Hancock, his responsibilities included developing defined contribution and defined benefit plan business with financial advisers and TPAs. 

Before he joined John Hancock, Buckley was an account representative with Alta Health & Life Insurance for two years. Buckley attended Florida State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Finance.