ING Insurance U.S. Promotes Gary Baxter to Chief Information Officer
ING Insurance U.S. announced today the promotion of Gary Baxter to chief information officer. Baxter will provide overall leadership, management and strategy execution related to technology investments and information technology operations across all U.S. business lines that include ING U.S. Retirement Services, ING Individual Retirement, and ING U.S. Insurance.
Previously, Baxter served as the head of information technology for ING U.S. Retirement Services, ING Individual Retirement and the company’s closed block of business. “We are pleased to promote Gary to this position,” said Rob Leary, chief executive officer, ING Insurance U.S. “As a leading provider of retirement and life insurance products, transforming our technology capabilities into a competitive advantage is important. Gary has a unique perspective about our business and demonstrated leadership in ensuring reliable, secure infrastructure and business applications that will make it easier for planning and protecting our customers’ futures.”
Baxter joined ING having over 25 years of experience in information systems, most recently with The Hartford Financial Services Group. He also served in executive information technology roles with companies such as Travelers Life and Annuity, Lincoln Financial Group and Aetna. Baxter earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University.
“I am excited about stepping into this role at such as pivotal time for ING,” said Baxter. “ING realizes the importance of efficient deployment of people, process and technology. We are 100 percent focused on our customers and distribution partners, providing the information technology applications, systems and strategic counsel that will aid in the power growth of our retirement and life businesses.”
Audria Belton Benn
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, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, and financial planning. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves nearly 30 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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