The Hartford Names Ritchey to Run Retirement Plans

Executive VP to oversee all employer-sponsored retirement plans

The Hartford Financial Services Group on Tuesday, July 27, announced that Sharon Ritchey had been named executive vice president of retirement plans.

Ritchey will oversee all aspects of the firm's employer-sponsored retirement plans business, covering the corporate, public, and education markets. The Hartford had approximately $46.5 billion in retirement plan assets under management (AUM) as of March 31, 2010.

Ritchey was executive vice president and director of Operations, Technology and eBusiness for the company's Wealth Management division. She succeeds Jamie Ohl, who is leaving The Hartford to pursue another opportunity, the company said in a news release.

David N. Levenson, president of The Hartford's Wealth Management Division, said of Ritchey in the news release, "I am confident that, under her leadership, this business will grow from our market leadership position as we continue to make investments in our service, product and distribution platform."

Ritchey has more than 26 years of financial services industry experience and has worked for Citibank, GE Capital, and The Hartford, which she joined in 1999.

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