Great-West Appoints Executives to Government Markets Team

December 14, 2011 ( – Great-West Retirement Services announced two appointments to its Government Markets team. 

Amy Heyel was appointed vice president of Government Markets Client Relations for the Eastern Region. She will be responsible for client relations and plan management of the government markets business in the region.

Steven Bresler was appointed director of Retirement Plan Counseling for Government Markets. In this new position, Bresler will be responsible for all aspects of field participant services for the government markets business, including strategic direction, sales, staffing and training.

Heyel previously was a vice president at Segal Advisors, where she spent 15 years as an investment consultant to plan sponsors, overseeing all aspects of their retirement programs. She also held roles in investment management and research firms. Heyel is a graduate of the College of Charleston, where she also serves on the board of its endowment fund.

Previously, Bresler was a regional vice president with The Hartford Financial Services Group, working with plan sponsors and with consultants to develop, grow and retain their government business in the Western U.S. He also held management roles serving government and nonprofit markets at Prudential Financial, ING Financial Services and CitiStreet. Most recently, he was a co-founder and managing partner of Financial Soundings, a small business providing qualified plan participants with managed account advice. Bresler is a graduate of Colorado State University and holds FINRA Series 6 and state insurance licenses.