IRI Taps Plotnick for Research Job

January 10, 2011 ( – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has hired Lisa Plotnick as Director of Research.

A news release said Plotnick brings 20 years of financial industry experience – with specific focus in the annuity space – to the position.

Prior to joining IRI, Plotnick served as a director at Cerulli Associates from 2005-2010, where she oversaw its insurance initiatives including the development, distribution, and strategic positioning of annuities and life insurance.

Plotnick has held numerous other positions including vice president and director of variable annuity research at Financial Research Corporation (FRC), various positions at John Hancock Life, an actuarial assistant with William M. Mercer’s defined benefit valuation group, and a policy analyst for the City of New York.

“Over the course of the past 18 months, IRI has made tremendous progress in establishing the institute as a go-to resource for trusted data, information and research,” said IRI President and CEO Cathy Weatherford, in the announcement.