Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 8, 2010
The Washington Group, a general agency of MassMutual, http://www.financialstrength.com, headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is pleased to announce the addition of seasoned financial professional, Robert "Bob" Norman, as Assistant General Agent and Chief Operations Officer (COO) to the firm. Norman has a 20-year career track record working within MassMutual's corporate office and as a General Agent in Metropolitan Washington, DC and will complement the leadership of Jim Van Eperen, General Agent, and The Washington Group's senior leadership team.
"Bob is the perfect fit for The Washington Group with his industry knowledge, operational skills, and innate understanding of running a MassMutual agency," said Jim Van Eperen. "The addition of Bob will further strengthen our position as one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier financial services firms which regularly attracts top producers in the industry."
As Assistant General Agent and COO, Norman will manage product specialists, sales managers and oversee compliance and new business processing at The Washington Group.
"I'm pleased to bring my knowledge base to The Washington Group because we can achieve unlimited potential as a team of highly talented and dedicated managers and financial professionals," said Bob Norman.
Norman has a stellar reputation in the financial services industry and joins The Washington Group from Capital Financial Partners, LLC of Vienna, VA, of which he led for nearly a decade. From 1987-1996, Norman served as a MassMutual vice president for marketing and client development, establishing key national marketing initiatives. He also served as marketing director for Security Insurance Group/Textron Corporation and The Travelers Corporation, and president and CEO of Membership Services, Inc.
Norman graduated from The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1974 and received a Certificate of Business Management and Marketing from Columbia University in 1989. He is member of the Naval Reserve Association and US Naval Academy Officers Club and holds the rank of Lieutenant in a training wing of the USNSC, serving as an administrative officer and martial arts instructor, as well as rank of Commander and treasurer in the Sovereign Military Oder of Knights Templar.
For information about a financial services career with The Washington Group of MassMutual, contact Jim Van Eperen at (301) 581-7281 or jvaneperen(at)finsvcs(dot)com.
Robert Norman is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, Inc., member SIPC. 6500 Rock Spring Dr., Suite 400, Bethesda, MD 20817, (301) -581-7200.
About The Washington Group
The Washington Group currently services clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and the United States. With offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Fairfax, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland, The Washington Group's highly trained professional financial associates are backed by a team of product specialists with more than 150 years of combined experience in estate analysis, life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, pension and retirement plans, business insurance, executive compensation, employee benefits, and asset accumulation. http://www.financialstrength.com
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC; Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. For more information, visit massmutual.com.