The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, has expanded its Retirement Solutions national sales force with the appointment of Christopher Stout as a new regional vice president for Georgia and Alabama.

“Christopher Stout’s experience and leadership in financial services, along with his intimate knowledge of the Georgia and Alabama markets will help Guardian as we bolster our efforts to meet the growing demand for retirement solutions and under-served needs of small and midsized businesses,” said Dale Magner, vice president, Retirement Product Sales, Guardian.

Stout joins Guardian from ADP where he served as retirement services district manager for the state of Georgia. He brings 15 years of experience in financial services from companies such as Merrill Lynch, Wachovia and ADP to his new post as regional vice president of Guardian’s Retirement Product Sales for Georgia and Alabama.