Putnam Names Three to DC Sales Posts

November 19, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Putnam Investments has named Alan Dumas, John Leeson, and Chris Doucet to sales posts on its defined contribution team.

A Putnam news release said Dumas will be based in San Francisco as vice president, with responsibility for business development. Dumas has more than 14 years of experience working with advisers in defined contribution sales, most recently as vice president, Retirement Specialist for Fidelity Investments’ adviser-sold business.

He joined Fidelity from The Principal. Dumas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Leeson joins Putnam as vice president, to work with advisers in the Southeast. He previously spent more than 13 years as a registered investment adviser with LPL Financial, working in the mid- to large-plan market. Leeson earned a bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Roosevelt University.

Doucet joins the firm as senior vice president, National Accounts Director. He will be responsible for driving defined contribution full-service and investment-only sales through large broker-dealer partners. Doucet has nearly 16 years of defined contribution experience, most recently at The Hartford and previously at MFS Investment Management.

Doucet received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College.