Derbes Tapped for Great-West Florida Post

January 19, 2010 ( – Great-West Retirement Services has appointed Ryan Derbes as regional sales director for west Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and southern Alabama.

Bill Harmon, vice president of 401(k) sales said, in this newly created position, Derbes is responsible for developing 401(k) plan business through brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wirehouses, and third-party administrators from his base in Tampa, Florida.

Derbes joins Great-West Retirement Services after five years with ING, where he served as regional vice president for north and central Florida and southern Louisiana.

He received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA from The University of Tampa, according to the announcement.