Pentegra Announces Director of Qualified Plan Marketing

October 17, 2011 ( - Mary Read has joined Alliance Benefit Group-Pentegra as a National Director of Qualified Plan Marketing.

In tandem with Alliance Benefit Group-Pentegra’s acquisition of National Life Group’s qualified retirement business (see Pentegra Acquires National Life Group Division), Read is dedicated to strengthening the organization’s relationships with National Life Group field agents. In this role, Read will continue to provide business development support to these field agents, with the added advantage of Alliance Benefit Group-Pentegra’s depth of consulting resources and plan design flexibility.  She will be working under the direction of Richard W. Rausser, Vice President.  

According to a press release, prior to joining the Pentegra organization, Read was Vice President, Qualified Plan Marketing for National Life Group. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, she has an extensive background in marketing and plan design.   

Prior to joining National Life Group, Read was a Pension Consultant with Feldman Benefit Services, an actuarial consulting firm, and previously was Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Retirement Planning for MONY Life Insurance Company of New York.   

Read holds the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) and Qualified Plan Administrator (QPA) designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). She also holds paralegal certification from Upsala College and a BA in Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey.