July 23, 2013

    MassMutual Retirement Services Hires Regional Sales Director for Arizona

    MassMutual Retirement Services Hires Regional Sales Director for Arizona

    Mr. Bermel Focusing on Small-Plan Sales

    (Springfield, MA) – MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division is pleased to welcome Chris Bermel as regional sales director to its sales and client management organization, led by Hugh O’Toole, senior vice president.

    In his new role, Mr. Bermel is partnering with MassMutual managing director Bruce Jensen to support small-plan sales in Ariz. Mr. Bermel has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as regional vice president with MetLife Distributors. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in General Business Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

    Mr. Bermel joined the firm effective July 12. He is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and reports to Brian Robb, divisional vice president for MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division.

    “MassMutual is pleased to welcome Chris to our sales team in Arizona,” says Scott Buffington, vice president and national sales manager. “He is a well-respected financial services professional with more than a decade of experience and carries strong relationships throughout the state,” adds Buffington.

    For more information about MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

    About MassMutual
    Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

    MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

    MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 3 million participants.