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ING U.S. Hires Jamie Ohl as President of Tax-Exempt Retirement Plan Markets

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ING U.S. Hires Jamie Ohl as President of Tax-Exempt Retirement Plan Markets10:00 EDT Thursday, September 13, 2012WINDSOR, Conn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S.'s Retirement business announced today that it has hired Jamie Ohl as president of Tax-Exempt Markets for the company's institutional retirement operations.  The Tax-Exempt Markets team is focused on helping working Americans prepare for a secure retirement through employer-sponsored 403(b) and 457 savings plans in the healthcare, education, government and non-profit sectors.  In this role, Ohl will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including developing and executing strategic direction and maximizing growth potential and profitability. Ohl brings a broad range of financial services industry expertise to ING U.S.  She has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams to profitable growth in competitive markets.  For the past two years, Ohl was president of Wilshire Funds Management, the global investment management business unit of Wilshire Associates.  In that position, she was responsible for guiding the company's strategic investment, operations and growth efforts.  Previously, Ohl served as head of the Retirement Division for The Hartford Financial Services Group where she spearheaded that company's entry into the 403(b) market.  Ohl has also served in various management and consulting roles at VALIC and Hewitt Associates. Ohl, who will be based in ING U.S.'s Windsor, Conn. office, will report to Maliz Beams, chief executive officer of ING U.S. Retirement.  Her appointment is effective October 1, 2012.  "Jamie has an impressive track record of leadership and success in a variety of highly competitive markets," noted Beams.  "Her passion, diverse experience and background in 403(b) and investment-only products will complement our leadership team and further ING U.S.'s mission to help Americans achieve the retirement security they expect and deserve." Ohl received her B.S. in business management from LeTourneau University in Texas and her MBA from the University of Nebraska.  She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), a Qualified Pension Administrator, a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and holds Series 6, 7, 26 and 63 registrations.Other accomplishments include recognition by the 401kWire as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution" in 2008 and 2009.  Ohl also received the 2009 "Women in Insurance Leadership Award" from Insurance Networking News and was named one of Business Insurance's "Women to Watch" in 2009."I am thrilled to be joining an organization that has such a strong commitment to helping solve America's retirement challenge," said Ohl.  "I look forward to developing strategies that expand the relationships and opportunities ING U.S. has built with its distributors, plan sponsors, and the millions of individual plan customers it serves." ING U.S.'s Retirement business holds top-tier rankings in the defined contribution industry.  It is one of the few providers that serves all types and sizes of customers, including corporate, government, healthcare, K-12 and higher education employers.About ING U.S.ING U.S. constitutes the U.S.-based retirement, investment and insurance operations of Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING).  In the U.S., the ING family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning.  ING U.S. holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves approximately 13 million customers across the nation.  For more information, visit http://ing.us.  SOURCE ING U.S.For further information: Emily Dawe, ING U.S., Office: +1-860-580-1750, Cell: +1-203-589-7688, Emily.Dawe@us.ing.com