SOURCE: Retirement Income Industry Association

Retirement Income Industry Association

June 13, 2012 08:50 ET

Karen H. Wimbish of Wells Fargo Retirement Joins Board of Directors of the Retirement Income Industry Association

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Karen H. Wimbish, director, Retail Retirement for Wells Fargo Retirement, joined the Board of Directors of the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), announced Francois Gadenne, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board.

"We are pleased and excited to add Karen to our Board," commented Gadenne. "Her extensive background in banking combined with her proven ability to lead successful teams across an organization will serve RIIA well as we strengthen and expand our membership, our programs and benefits Across the Silos."

As director of Retail Retirement, a part of Wells Fargo Retirement, Wimbish leads a department of over 275 team members who focus on increasing Wells Fargo's ability to help customers plan for and live a comfortable retirement. She works with key partners across the Wells Fargo organization including Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Community Bank.

Wimbish has over 30 years in the financial services industry, including roles in banking, brokerage and asset management, as well as in credit administration, project management and training. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond, holds her Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South and the Securities Industry Institute at Wharton. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of RIIA, she is also on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council in Charlotte.

"Joining RIIA's board is a wonderful opportunity for me to help shape and enhance the association's unique View Across the Silos as our industry works to provide the products, advisory services, and processes to help millions of Americans achieve their retirement dreams," explained Wimbish.

About the Retirement Income Industry Association (

Founded in 2006 by leading financial companies, advisors, associations and academics, the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) provides a rigorous, research-driven, household-focused foundation for developing retirement solutions to serve retirees today and into the future. A non-profit organization, RIIA achieves its mission through a unique View Across the Silos allowing members to see change and disruption before others while achieving competitive advantage through diverse discussions, advanced education, market insight, research, comprehensive data, standards and thought leadership for successful retirement income management.

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