Great-West Retirement Services Names Regional Sales Director

July 25, 2011 ( – Great-West has announced the appointment of  J. Chris Luttges as regional 401(k) sales director for northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Luttges will be responsible for developing 401(k) plan business through brokers, financial advisers, consultants, wire houses and third-party administrators.

According to the announcement, Luttges brings more than 25 years of experience in the retirement plan business to this new role, including more than 18 spent at Great-west. He previously held roles in sales, marketing, client relationship and operations, and most recently served as vice president, national field operations and plan management for the organization’s government and nonprofit markets. Prior to Great-West, Luttges spent eight years with Lincoln Financial as vice president and executive director for the firm’s pension market.

Luttges earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Whitman College. He holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designations, and also has FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26 and 63 securities registrations.

“Throughout his long tenure, he’s developed several great relationships,” said Bill Harmon, senior vice president of Great-West Retirement Services’ corporate 401(k) market. “His background and insight also provide him with an exceptional perspective to best position Great-West’s offerings within the marketplace. We’re excited to have someone with Chris’ retirement plan expertise join our 401(k) organization.”


-Sara Kelly