MassMutual Beefs Up Taft-Hartley Team

November 13, 2008 ( - Kenneth Pouch has been promoted to national practice leader for MassMutual Retirement Service's Taft-Hartley business development team.

A MassMutual news release said Pouch has been with MassMutual since 2001 and was most recently a relationship manager serving MassMutual’s Taft-Hartley trustees and members. Pouch reports to Robert Cunningham, second vice president, MassMutual Retirement Services Division.

The company also tapped two men as new Taft-Harley relationship managers, reporting to Rich Cartier, assistant vice president, MassMutual Retirement Services Division.

Joseph Carmignani joined on October 6. He was most recently a communications consultant for Fidelity Investments, and has held client service roles with New York Life Investment Management LLC. and Putnam Investments, according to the announcement.

John Dolan, Jr. joined on November 10, after spending 12 years with Prudential Financial where he most recently served as a relationship manager with a focus on service to the Taft-Hartley market.

“MassMutual has been serving Taft-Hartley plans for more than 30 years, and this market represents an important part of our growth strategy,” said Elaine Sarsynski, executive vice president of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and chairman and CEO of MassMutual International LLC, in the news release.