SHIFTING SALES – Delaware, Nationwide, GE Make Moves

August 21, 2000 ( - A series of promotions and new hires could be putting a new "spin" on provider sales pitches to institutional buyers in the future, as Delaware, Nationwide and GE Asset Management all announced key sales-related moves today.

Delaware has lured John Ring from Fidelity as its senior vice president, national sales manager of its retail retirement plans channel. Ring was previously senior vice president, national sales manager at Fidelity since 1996.

Before that, he was a vice president, institutional sales for Fidelity in Philadelphia for five years where he was responsible for mutual fund product sales to corporations and bank trust departments.

GE Asset Management has hired Sandy Dzinski as Director of Public Funds Marketing and Client Service in the Western Region of the US. She joins GE from Chicago Trust Company where she provided marketing, sales and client service for Public, Corporate and Taft-Hartley plans in the Western US.

Today Nationwide announced the appointment of Donald Jones as national sales manager for group pension sales. Jones joined Nationwide in 1998 as a regional marketing director, and was most recently a group pensions sales manager for the west region.