According to an announcement, the members of ING’s new Higher Education Business Development Team are:
- Kevin Brown, senior vice president. Brown is leading the team to broaden ING’s national focus on public and private higher education institutions. Prior to taking on this role, he was chief counsel and head of External Affairs, overseeing ING’s state and federal affairs group. Brown has held various executive positions in the Law Department at ING and with the former Aetna U.S. Healthcare.
- Kate Lewis, vice president. Lewis oversees new business development and sales opportunities for public colleges/universities in the western half of the country, working closely with ING’s local management in that territory. In addition, she is responsible for creating and managing a national consultant relations strategy focused on the higher education market.
- Gregg Holgate, vice president. Holgate is responsible for new business development and sales opportunities in the eastern half of the country, working closely with ING’s local management in that territory. Holgate returned to ING from The Gabor Agency, where he served as president for three years. He began his career at ING in 1996.
- Troy Dryer, national director. Dryer is focused on new business development and sales opportunities for private colleges/universities in the western half of the country, working closely with ING’s local management in that territory. Since 1994, he has managed education client relationships. Prior to joining ING, Dryer worked with large university retirement programs and also served as director of operations for a regional third-party administrator.
- Dawn Mazzola, national director. Mazzola has more than 15 years of experience within the financial services marketplace. Prior to joining the team, she was head of product management for ING’s higher education market. Since joining ING in 1994, Mazzola has held various senior roles in product management, sales support and operations.
“ING offers a complete package of services to meet the needs of higher education plans, including comprehensive products, participant education, expanded administrative offerings and experienced local financial advisers,” said Brian Comer, president of Public Markets for ING U.S. Retirement Services, in the announcement. “The business development group is just one more way ING is helping education plan sponsors maximize their retirement plan offerings.”
In the higher education market, ING serves more than 1,300 plans and 91,000 participants across all 50 states, with offices and representatives in the local communities where it does business.
More information is at www.ing.com/US .