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Carla Ardell Apointed Team Leader for Relationship Managers at MassMutual

Head of relationship management for corporate, nonprofit and government markets in the South Central Region

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 10, 2019 – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has appointed Carla Ardell as Head of Relationship Management for retirement plans in the South Central Region.

Ardell, who is based in Denver, is responsible for leading a team of 10 relationship managers supporting retirement plans in the corporate, nonprofit and government markets. The team is part of a nationwide network of relationship managers who help plan sponsors and participants make the most of their defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans. Relationship managers also work with financial advisors and third party administrators who support plans.

Retire On Their Own Terms

“Carla is the newest member of a relationship management team that takes pride in helping sponsors ensure their retirement plans are preparing employees to retire on their own terms,” said Michele Baldasarre, Head of Mid/Institutional Relationship Management, Workplace Solutions. “Carla’s experience in the retirement plans market will be a great asset to our customers.”

Ardell previously was a Senior Director in TIAA’s National Practice Management, supporting the firm’s institutional clients in higher education, government and healthcare. Before TIAA, Ardell spent 17 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Institutional Retirement and Benefits Solutions as a Director and National Relationship Manager.

With a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, Ardell has a Bachelor of Science from Regis University. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.



About MassMutual
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