BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Slotwinski, vice president, Third Party Administrator (TPA) Services, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services (JH RPS), has become president of the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), an organization dedicated to creating opportunities and experiences that significantly grow TPA firms and, in turn, the retirement plan industry.
Slotwinski had served a four-year term as a member of the NIPA Board in which she worked with other board members to provide strong leadership for the association, strategic guidance and to set a sound and accurate course for its future.
"Ann has been an asset to the NIPA organization for many years," said Laura J. Rudzinski, executive director, NIPA. "We look forward to her leadership as we continue to develop plans and programs that will grow revenue, increase productivity and streamline processes for our TPA business owners."
Slotwinski joined John Hancock's parent Manulife in 1982 and worked in RPS in various capacities since 1996. In her current role, which she has held since 2012, Slotwinski is responsible for overseeing John Hancock's TPA relationships by defining strategies and implementing tactics to jointly drive sales and aid in retention for both John Hancock and our TPA partners in this critically important relationship."We are very proud of Ann's contributions to the industry and know that her skills and enthusiasm will bring great value in her new role with NIPA," said Peter Gordon, president, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. About NIPA The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is a national association that serves TPA business owners by creating environments with world-class education, best-practices exchanges, and deep peer-to-peer relationships. As a result, our members' revenue grows dramatically, processes are streamlined, productivity increases, and life-long relationships are developed. For more information, visit www.nipa.org. About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$635 billion ( US$574 billion) as at March 31, 2014. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com. The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com. John Hancock Life Insurance Company ( U.S.A.), John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services LLC are collectively referred to as "John Hancock". John Hancock and the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) are not affiliated and neither are responsible for the liabilities of the other. John Hancock Retirement Plan Services LLC and Manulife Asset Management Trust Company (conducting business as "John Hancock Trust Company") offer service programs for retirement plans through which a sponsor or administrator of a plan may invest in mutual funds, ETFs and collective investment trusts on behalf of plan participants. Mutual funds, ETFs and collective investment trusts available through Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC ("Fidelity") have not been individually selected by John Hancock or Fidelity Investments®. Administrative and recordkeeping services are provided by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services LLC. Group annuity contracts are issued by: John Hancock Life Insurance Company ( U.S.A.), Boston, MA 02210 (not licensed in New York) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York, Valhalla, NY 10595. Product features and availability may differ by state. John Hancock Trust Company provides trust and custodial services. Securities products, when offered, are offered through John Hancock Distributors LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT INSURED BY ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY