Following the conclusion of its two-day annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Insured Retirement Institute announced Wednesday the election of LPL Financial President Robert Moore as chairman of the IRI Board.
In addition to Moore, who was a quiet presence at the IRI Vision conference (and tweeted from it), three new board members were elected to three-year terms, and two were elected to fill unexpired terms on the board.
The new members are Erica McGinnis, president and CEO of AIG Advisor Group (who succeeded Larry Roth in those executive positions last year); George Riedel, head of Financial Institutions for T. Rowe Price’s U.S. Investment Services; and Roth, CEO of Realty Capital’s independent BD, Cetera Financial Group. The Board members filling unexpired terms are David Cruz, head of Retail Annuities for New York Life Insurance Co., whose term will expire in 2015, and David Paulsen, president of Transamerica Distributors, whose term will expire in 2016.
As chairman of the IRI Board, Moore succeeds John Carter, president and COO of Nationwide Retirement Plans, who helped plan and host the IRI’s meeting, which ran from Sept. 28-30. In a statement following his election, Moore said that “the most distinct aspect about IRI is our breadth of participation from across the industry with a singular focus on advocating and educating all constituents about the profound need to ensure access to retirement solutions for every American. Recent developments on the regulatory front will demand that we remain united and committed to providing fact-based research and advocacy resources to ensure that these strategies will continue to be accessible to all Americans as part of their retirement plans.”