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Catherine Smith, CEO, ING U.S. Retirement Services

A special invitation to BGS Alumni: Join the Harvard Business School Women's Association of Greater New York for their Remarkable Women series featuring Catherine Smith, CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Services.

Please join us on Monday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm to hear Catherine Smith, CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Services for an informative discussion where she will focus on “managing a successful career versus having it manage you” and reaching out to help others.

Event Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 6:30pm


Catherine Smith is now CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Services, one of the largest defined contribution plan managers in the United States with $380 billion in assets under management and administration.  The business serves all segments of the pension market (401(k), 457, 403(b) segments and defined benefit plan administration) as well as individual IRAs in a rollover business.  Catherine also oversees ING’s broker-dealers, with approximately 8,000 registered representatives.  

Prior to assuming this role in January of 2009, Catherine was CEO of ING’s U.S. Insurance businesses.  She also served in numerous leadership positions at ING and its predecessor companies including as Chief Operating Officer for ING U.S. Financial Services, as President of Health, Education and Government Distribution, and as Chief Financial Officer for Aetna Financial Services.

Catherine graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and received a Master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.  She serves on the board of Outward Bound, Connecticut Fund for the Environment and the Trust for Public Land’s Connecticut Advisory Council.  

Catherine was named No. 5 on 401(k) Wire’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution” list.  She has made U.S. Banker’s “Women to Watch List” and was honored in 2008 by Outward Bound for her outstanding contributions to that organization.  

This event will be hosted at the ING offices, located at 230 Park Avenue (enter on 46th street entrance) in New York City.

* A limited number of spaces will be made available to BGS Alumni and guests for $20. 

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