Cornell Named to Prudential Retirement Post

February 14, 2008 ( - Prudential Retirement has tapped James K. Cornell as senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

A Prudential news release said Cornell will report directly to Christine Marcks, president of Prudential Retirement and will direct all marketing, strategic planning and communications activities across the business. According to the announcement, he will also play a key role in Prudential Financial’s Thought Leadership activities.

Cornell, who has more than 20 years of financial services experience, joins Prudential following an 11-year career with Fidelity Investments where he most recently served as senior vice president, institutional marketing (See Fidelity Testing “Auto Catch-Up” Provision ).

Prior to this role, Cornell spent eight years in Fidelity’s Personal Investments area, where he was responsible for Advice & Guidance products and strategy, including Fidelity’s suite of financial planning tools.

Cornell holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.