WINDSOR, Conn., April 14, 2022—LIMRA today announced it hired Bryan Hodgens and Keith Golembiewski to lead its Distribution and Retirement Income Research programs and Strategic Initiatives, respectively. They will report to Alison Salka, Ph.D., senior vice president and director of LIMRA Member Benefits and Research.
“We are pleased to have Bryan and Keith join our research leadership team,” said Salka. “Their experience and expertise in financial services will help expand the breadth and relevancy of our research agenda for our members. They are valuable additions to LIMRA.”
In his new role, Hodgens will be responsible for developing and executing the research strategy for both the distribution and retirement income research programs. Under his leadership, LIMRA’s distribution and retirement income research divisions will continue to conduct a broad variety of critical research, focused on providing insight and best practices to address the emerging business challenges facing LIMRA members.
Hodgens has served in executive positions for leading financial services companies over the past 20 years, including AIG, Wells Fargo Advisors and Asset Growth Partners. Most recently, he was senior vice president and head of LPL Financials’ Retirement Plans and Financial Planning Group. In this role, he established and led the internal and external sales teams, driving double-digit growth during his tenure.
“I’m excited to join LIMRA, a well-respected and vital organization, at a time when the industry is undergoing transformative change,” said Hodgens. “Our goal is to focus on research that provides practical information to help our members achieve their objectives in an extremely competitive market environment.”
As senior director of LIMRA’s strategic research program, Golembiewski will lead research efforts on key enterprise-wide initiatives, including the direct-to-consumer market, industry scenario planning and a targeted program of hot topic insights for members.
With more than 20 years’ experience in strategic research and competitive intelligence at leading insurance companies, Golembiewski joins LIMRA following a 10-year tenure at Prudential Financial. In his last role, Golembiewski served as director of Synthesis & Knowledge Management, with responsibility for developing Prudential's enterprise knowledge management platform and driving awareness of market insights to better achieve the organization's strategic goals.
“I have worked with LIMRA for years and benefited from its research in my previous roles,” said Golembiewski. “I am delighted to join such a prestigious industry organization and contribute to the important work LIMRA does for its members.”
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