SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is pleased to welcome Mitch Flaxas regional sales director to its growing sales and client management organization, led by Hugh O'Toole, senior vice president. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/NE02736) In his new role, Mr. Flax is partnering with MassMutual managing director Andy Ambrose to support small-plan sales in Central Texas. He joins MassMutual from Wells Fargo Advisors in Austin, Texas, where he was part of the Retirement Plan Advisor Program responsible for business development, education, sales presentations, vendor searches, fee negotiation and plan sponsor annual reviews. Mr. Flax achieved his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Flax joined the firm effective March 25. He is based in Austin, Texas, and reports to Brian Robb, divisional vice president for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "MassMutual is delighted to welcome Mitch to our sales and client management team," says Scott Buffington, vice president and national sales manager with MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "He is a highly skilled retirement plan professional and brings nearly ten years of industry experience to his new role. We look forward to leveraging his expertise to meet the needs of our advisors throughout Central Texas," 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 policyholders. 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 policyholders 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.