ING Individual Retirement CEO Lynne Ford Joins Junior Achievement USA Board
Organizations share strong education and financial literacy focus
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Lynne Ford, chief executive officer of ING Individual Retirement, has joined the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors for a three-year term. Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success via K-12 volunteer-delivered programs focusing on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Ford is responsible for ING’s U.S. individual retirement business offering guidance and retail retirement investment and income solutions to pre-retirees, retirees and individuals rolling over retirement plan assets. She joined ING in January of 2010.
Prior to joining ING, Ford served as executive vice president and managing director of the Retail Retirement Group at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for the sales, marketing and operations for annuity and IRA products distributed across the company. She spent the majority of her career at Wachovia, which merged with Wells Fargo in late 2008, serving in a number of executive capacities within its investment and distribution organizations.
Ford noted, “With Americans’ individual long-term financial security in their own hands, financial literacy is more critical than ever. I share ING’s and Junior Achievement’s passion for education and this subject. I look forward to joining the board of directors to help strengthen the financial literacy of our young people through Junior Achievement programs.”
Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA, added, “Lynne’s demonstrated success with leading organizations in the financial sector makes her a strong addition to our board. I look forward to working with her to help boost our young peoples’ ability to compete in the global economy.”
Ford earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
About Junior Achievement (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach four million students in the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 123 other countries worldwide.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million residential, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 107,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.
In the U.S., the ING (NYSE: ING) family of companies offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 15 million customers across the nation.
ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.
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