Dan Darfler and Kathleen Dunlap were both named as director, defined contribution adviser, at AllianceBernstein Institutional Investments, confirmed Tracey Belko, a spokeswoman. The positions are new. Both Mr. Darfler and Ms. Dunlap will report to Sharon French, managing director, defined contribution business development and client relations.
Mr. Darfler was vice president of institutional sales at JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services; a call to Jackie Meere, a JPMorgan spokeswoman, was not returned. Ms. Dunlap has been an independent consultant to the investment management industry since 2002, Ms. Belko said.