ING U.S.’s Maliz Beams Honored with ‘Aiming High’ Award from Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls, has recognized ING U.S. Retirement Solutions CEO Maliz Beams with its Aiming High Award. This honor is given annually to accomplished women whose personal leadership has broken new ground in business. Beams was one of five recipients at the 2013 Aiming High Awards Luncheon held on May 8 in New York City. The award was presented to Beams by ING U.S. Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Bridget Healy, a 2010 Aiming High Award recipient.
In her role, Beams is responsible for managing one of the country’s largest providers of retirement plans, products and services. The business serves nearly 48,000 institutional clients, more than 5 million individual retirement plan investors and over 417,000 retail customers. Beams joined ING U.S. in 2011 after spending nearly three decades in diverse management and leadership roles with a number of prominent financial services brands.
Over the course of her career, Beams has been named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,” “One of the Most Influential People in the Defined Contribution Industry,” and has also been listed in Who’s Who of American Women.
“Maliz exemplifies the characteristics that our Aiming High winners represent as pioneers and role models, demonstrating the positive impact their leadership contributes to the workplace,” said Elizabeth Grayer, president of Legal Momentum. “She has been a driver of success in various companies throughout her career, underscoring how working women are a fundamental asset to American businesses, communities and the overall economic health of the nation.”
“It’s a privilege and honor to receive the Aiming High Award, and to be recognized by Legal Momentum,” said Beams. “The mission at ING U.S. — something that I am extremely passionate about — is to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness, and to make a secure financial future possible for more individuals and families. This mission is closely aligned with Legal Momentum’s focus on ensuring economic and financial security for all women and girls.”
Legal Momentum debuted the Aiming High Awards in 2001 to recognize pioneering women, with the understanding that the success of the honorees — those who have made a significant impact in a wide array of industries — brings the promise that the voices, views and talents of women are becoming a permanent part of our nation’s corporate culture.
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About ING U.S.
ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, serves the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of retirement, investment and insurance products and services, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. Our dedicated workforce of more than 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.’s mission to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time. ING U.S.’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. For more information, visit http://ing.us.