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Smart hires group sustainability director, while SageView adds government and public sector retirement plan expert.

Smart Appoints Group Sustainability Director

Smart has appointed Rowena Humphreys as its group sustainability director, a new role for the company. The appointment comes as Smart looks to build on its sustainability credentials and achieve its commitment to becoming a net-zero business.

Humphreys, based in the United Kingdom, will expand on Smart’s engagement in sustainable business practices across its global set of offices. This encompasses the U.S. headquarters in Nashville and the newly acquired office of Stadion Money Management in Athens, Georgia.


SageView Adds Government and Public Sector Retirement Plan Expert

SageView Advisory Group announced the addition of Javier Obando as a retirement plan consultant in its Newport Beach, California, office.

A government and public sector retirement plan expert with 25 years of experience, Obando is responsible in his new role for providing retirement and fiduciary services, plan-level consulting, investment research, education and client relationship management. He will also partner closely with the wealth management business in supporting plan participants interested in elevating their level of financial wellness into comprehensive wealth management services.

Obando was previously vice president in sales for Prudential Financial, focusing on tax-exempt and government markets. He was also a vice president in government market sales for the West Coast region of Lincoln Financial Group. Prior roles include associate regional sales director at Great-West Retirement Services and client relationship director at Empower Retirement.

Obando is a member of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators Inc. and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He is FINRA series 6 and 63 registered and holds life and health insurance licenses in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.