Effective immediately, Howard Joelson will become the RVP for San Diego and Hawaii regions and Bridgette Rutter will become the RVP for Orange County. Joelson was previously responsible for sales and service in Orange County, while Rutter was responsible for RPS’s Bank Channel.
Joelson brings more than two decades’ worth of financial services experience to his new territories. A 23-year veteran of John Hancock, he assumes the former post of Cheney Hunt, who was recently named Regional Sales Manager for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services’ Midwest Region. Joelson will be based in the company’s San Diego sales office.
Rutter, who has an extensive background in sales, most recently served as RVP of Retirement Plan Services Bank Channel. In her new position, she will be based in the company’s Irvine sales and service office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.