Newport Turns to Tighe for Regional Director Job

January 19, 2011 ( – The Newport Group has appointed Frank Tighe as a Regional Director.

A news release said Tighe will develop business relationships and identify market opportunities to promote the sale of Newport’s retirement plan administration and investment services to third-party intermediaries. He will report to George Sutherland, Newport’s Vice President, Retirement Services.

Tighe has more than 20 years of experience in the retirement services industry. Most recently, he worked in Mercer’s retirement plan services unit, where he was responsible for the development of new business, focusing on large ERISA and non-ERISA retirement plans.

Prior to Mercer, he was with Wachovia’s retirement plan services area. As vice president, institutional trust, Tighe was responsible for the development of new business; building and strengthening relationships with intermediaries, advisers, commercial bankers and plan sponsors; and educating referral sources regarding the firm’s retirement services capabilities. He has also held leadership positions with Wells Fargo and RBC Dain Rauscher.

Tighe earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Houston.