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WINDSOR, Conn., Apr. 16, 2012 — LIMRA today announced Alison Salka has been appointed to corporate vice president and director of its retirement research division.

“Looking at the demographics, it is clear that the retirement market holds great promise for our members. LIMRA is focusing on how we can help members by expanding our retirement research and other retirement offerings to provide more comprehensive, actionable knowledge,” said Robert Kerzner, president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “We are delighted to welcome Alison to our organization. We believe with her exceptional capability and well-rounded knowledge of both the individual and institutional markets, LIMRA will be able to offer our members greater insight about industry trends and how this knowledge can lead to opportunities in the future.”

As director of LIMRA’s retirement research, Salka is responsible for the development and execution of LIMRA’s retirement research strategy. Under her supervision, LIMRA’s retirement research division will continue to conduct a wide variety of critical research, including insights and trends in consumer behavior and sentiment, sales and market benchmark studies, plan sponsor and advisor studies and strategic white papers focused on helping member companies better understand issues and trends in the retirement market.

In addition to the wide range of retirement research available to its members, LIMRA offers unique products and services, developed from knowledge garnered from LIMRA’s research, to help our members better understand the retirement market and achieve their business objectives. As head of LIMRA’s retirement research, Salka will play a key role in the ongoing effort to identify significant trends and bring relevant retirement solutions to LIMRA’s members. From training and development programs to compliance tools and consulting, LIMRA is the trusted source of industry knowledge.

“I’m excited to be joining such a talented team with such a depth of industry knowledge,” said Salka. “Our goal is to focus on research that provides practical information to help our members achieve their objectives in an extremely competitive market environment. In particular, we will be expanding our institutional retirement plans area, where we anticipate greater opportunity for our members in the future.”

Prior to joining LIMRA in 2012, Salka led the retirement research and competitive intelligence team at Prudential Financial Inc. She was also director of retirement research and analytics at MassMutual Financial Group.

 

LIMRA Contact:

Catherine Theroux, 860-285-7787, ctheroux@limra.com

 

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