Great-West Hires Sales Director in Northwest

November 15, 2012 ( Great-West Retirement Services (GWRS) appointed Andrew Howard as regional sales director for the Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Washington markets.

In this newly created position, Howard will work with brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wire houses and third-party administrators(TPAs) to offer GWRS 401(k) plans and services to businesses located in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and throughout the Olympic Peninsula. Howard is based in Seattle and reports to Ken Munro, Western Region vice president.   

Howard joins GWRS from The Hartford, where he spent the past nine years as regional sales director for its northwest region. While at The Hartford, he was a participant in the company’s Emerging Leaders sales management program. Prior to The Hartford, he was a retirement plans sales manager for Mutual of Omaha from 2000 to 2003.  

Howard has a bachelor’s degree in History from Western Washington University. He holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses and health and life insurance licenses in Washington and Alaska. He is a member of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Seattle chapter.