? The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) recently elected two new board members to its leadership team–Ron Mastrogiovanni, president and CEO of HealthView Services, a firm that provides healthcare cost analysis tools, and Bruce Wolfe, managing director of Allianz Global Investors, who is responsible for certain business strategy and mergers and acquisition-related activities at Allizanz Global, as well as leading the firm’s U.S. efforts to deliver retirement solutions.
? The Investment Adviser Association (IAA) has launched a new Associate Membership program for professional service firms, service providers, individuals, and other investment professionals associated with the investment advisory profession. Associate Members can be any firm or person that is not eligible for regular membership with the IAA, but shares the IAA’s concern for the interests of SEC-registered investment advisors. This new membership category includes any entity or person that is not an SEC-registered investment advisor, including law firms, accountants, consultants, service providers, vendors, and state-registered advisors. Applications may be submitted by visiting the “Membership” section of the IAA Web site at: .investmentadviser.org.