Deanna Garen was named managing director of participant strategy at New York Life Retirement Plan Services, confirmed spokeswoman Sarah Lazarus.
The position is new. She will oversee New York Lifes participant communications group, the rollover strategy team and the participant service center, according to a news release. She will report to Don Salama, senior managing director.
Ms. Garen previously worked as an independent consultant as principal of Garen Consulting LLC. Garen Consulting now essentially will be focused on information technology consulting, which is managed by Ms. Garens husband, Dean.
Ms. Garen did not return a phone call by press time.