|ARLINGTON, VA. (June 1, 2016) The American Retirement Association (ARA) has announced the hiring of Gwenn M. Paness to the position of Director, Key Accounts.
In her new role, Paness will be responsible for all conference sponsorship relationships with the organization’s largest clients.
“Over the past two years, we have experienced dynamic growth,” explained Lisa Allen, Chief of Business Development & Retention. “Having just concluded a record-setting 401(k) Summit, and with an eye toward ASPPA’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we are pleased to have someone with Gwenn’s knowledge of the retirement plan marketplace on board as we develop our next generation event experiences”.
Paness’ background includes nearly a decade in sponsorship and advertising sales, as well as more than five years in the retirement industry, most recently with FIS Relius.
About American Retirement Association:
The American Retirement Association, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a non-profit professional organization established to educate all types of retirement plan professionals, and to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement plan system as part of the development of a cohesive and coherent national retirement income policy. The American Retirement Association is comprised of four premier retirement industry associations; the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), and the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA).