Bob Architect was named vice president of compliance and market strategy at VALIC.
It is a new position. Mr. Architect joined VALIC after retiring from the IRS, where he was a senior tax law specialist with the employee plans division, said VALIC spokeswoman Linda Skolnick.
According to VALIC, Mr. Architect has specialized in 403(b) plans since 1978 and has drafted 403(b) regulations and guidance documents. Since 2000, he has been involved with developing regulations under section 457(f) of the IRS code.
VALIC is a service provider for elementary school, higher-education and health-care employee retirement plans and has $61 billion in assets under management as of Sept. 30, according to a news release.