Will lead a 13-person sales team providing retirement services in 16 states
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 3, 2019) — OneAmerica® welcomes a retirement services (RS) industry veteran to its leadership ranks as it fills the Central Region RVP position. Greg “Pops” Poplarski will lead the central division as a regional vice president, joining Mark Glavin (who continues as the West Region RVP) and Todd Smiser (who continues as the East Region RVP).
Poplarski succeeds Pete Schroedle, who was promoted in December 2018 to lead sales for the small and mid-market as the company restructured under new RS President Sandy McCarthy. Schroedle retained his Central Region responsibilities in the position until now. August marked Schroedle’s fifth anniversary at OneAmerica.
“During this national search, a promise I made to my team was to find a new Central Region RVP who fits well with the region, fits well with OneAmerica and is able to pick up where we left off in terms of a growth trajectory and keep driving the region to new heights,” Schroedle said. “I am happy to say I am fulfilling that promise in every way.”
Poplarski, who lives in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, comes to OneAmerica from Allianz Global Investors, where he served as a Midwest-based investment specialist in the retirement space. Prior to Allianz, he served in sales management roles with Prudential Retirement and Merrill Lynch.
Commitment To ‘Being There’
“OneAmerica is an exceptionally strong company because of its core values, designation as a service-focused recordkeeper, and because of the value we provide to organizations of all sizes, particularly the tax-exempt market,” Poplarski said. “Its commitment to being there when it matters most, and because OneAmerica knows that shared success involves plan advisors, plan sponsors, engaged employees all coming together to optimize outcomes, is a positive message that resonates.”
Poplarski’s more than 20 years’ experience with qualified plan experience includes sales, service, administration, and enrollment while utilizing behavioral finance concepts and target date analytics. He is an ideal match for OneAmerica because his vision aligns with his staff of 13, who are committed to delivering relevant and impactful retirement plan solutions through the support of a strong relationship-oriented team, Schroedle added.