In this episode of the Expert Pespective podcast, hosted on BenefitsPro and sponsored by American Century Investments, we'll look at highlights from the recent webcast titled "Design Retirement Plans with Both Plan Sponsors & Participants in Mind." The presentation broke down recent survey results from American Century Investments, and featured Diane Gallagher from American Century, and Sasha Franger of Empower Retirement.

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About Diane Gallager:

Vice President Diane Gallagher is responsible for developing content and value-add programs for clients and is also a spokesperson on retirement investing.

Diane originally joined American Century Investments in 1995 and developed communication programs for clients of J.P. Morgan/American Century Retirement Plan Services. Prior to returning to American Century in 2012, Diane was vice president, Retirement Insights for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Previously, she led product marketing for J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services and directed the participant communications and education department. Prior to 1995, Diane served as media relations manager for the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA). She also worked in Corporate Communications and Marketing for Sinai Health Care System in Detroit, Michigan.

Diane earned a bachelor's degree in communications, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit. She is accredited by the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) and has earned many awards for her communication programs. She is a Board member of the Hands & Hearts Auxiliary for Children for Children's Mercy Hospital and is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Centurions Leadership Program, class of 2019. She is Past-President of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and currently serves on its Advisory Board. In 2007, Diane was named one of Kansas City's "40 Under 40″ leaders by Ingram's magazine. A frequent conference speaker, she holds series 7, 63 and 24 licenses.


About Sasha Franger:

Sasha Franger is the Director of Thought Leadership for Empower Retirement. In her role, she leads the strategy and execution of thought leadership programs for advisors, plan sponsors and consultants. Sasha believes that we do not just want to live longer but that we want to live well longer, and an important aspect of this is to be prepared financially for retirement.


Seizing the opportunity to build a thought leadership content program from the ground up, Sasha joined the organization in 2016. She has 10 years of industry experience and has also worked as an Analyst with Lipper, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, where she created reports for mutual fund company boards, and as a Marketing Manager at Jackson National Life Distributors.


Sasha holds a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree in political science from Michigan State University. She currently maintains FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities registrations and holds FINRA Series 7 credentials.


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