The retirement services arm of American Express Financial Advisors has hired Brian Crisp to be the director of client relationship management for its Southeastern region.[@@]

Crisp will have an office near Atlanta and serve a territory that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, according to AEFA, Minneapolis.

Crisp has been vice president of corporate development at Amvescap Retirement, Atlanta, a unit of Amvescap P.L.C., London.

AEFA is a unit of American Express Company, New York, but American Express is in the process of spinning AEFA off as a separate company.