Transamerica Retirement Announces New Sales Leader

March 8, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Transamerica Retirement Services announced the promotion of Jim Kais to vice president and director of Institutional Sales and Special Markets.

Kais will lead new sales, client development and strategy efforts for Transamerica’s Multiple Employer Plan and Taft-Hartley Plan business, as well as national and regional sales initiatives with institutional partners. He will report to Jason Crane, Transamerica’s senior vice president and national sales director.   

According to the announcement, Kais was promoted in December 2010 from the role of vice president of Special Markets. He has served with Transamerica since 2006 and has more than 15 years of experience in the retirement services and human resources outsourcing industries.   

Kais received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. .   

Kais assumes a role previously held by Kelly Michel, former senior vice president of Institutional Sales and Business Development for Transamerica. Michel was promoted in December 2010 to serve as senior vice president for business development for Employer Solutions & Pensions.

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