Advisor Group Names Taylor Hammons SVP of Retirement Services

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Hammons to help grow Retirement Plans Consulting Services unit and bolster sales of retirement plans

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Advisor Group is a leader in our industry in so many ways and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued growth and success going forward.

Advisor Group, one of the largest independent broker-dealer networks in the nation, has hired Taylor Hammons as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Retirement Services and head of the network’s Retirement Plan Consulting Services.

Hammons joins Advisor Group with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and specializes in all aspects of retirement plan management, plan design, investments, fiduciary responsibility, fee analysis and employee communications. He most recently served as Director of the ERISA Consulting Group and Executive Vice President at Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc. where he directed the firm’s sales and marketing initiatives for their corporate retirement plan products and services.

Prior to his time at Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc., Hammons was Director of the Retirement Plan Consulting Group and Senior Vice President at Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc. for nearly a decade. He also held positions as Vice President and Trust Officer for National Bank of Commerce, Trust Division and First Tennessee Bank, Trust Division.

“We are thrilled to welcome Taylor to our talented team,” said Allison Couch Pratt, Executive Vice President of National Sales for Advisor Group. “We continue to grow our footprint in the retirement plan services space and with a goal of becoming the premier provider of retirement plan services in the independent broker-dealer community, we’re confident that Taylor’s addition will make our efforts that much more effective.”

As SVP of Retirement Services, Hammons will report directly to Pratt and work with Advisor Group’s National Sales organization to drive retirement plan sales, execute on strategic marketing initiatives and build strong institutional partner relationships.

“I am absolutely honored to be joining the Advisor Group family,” Hammons said. “The opportunity to help drive the strategy behind the firm’s retirement plan services was extremely appealing to me. Advisor Group is a leader in our industry in so many ways and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued growth and success going forward.”

As Advisor Group works toward growing their retirement plan services offerings, Hammons and Pratt will continue to build out a scalable platform designed to support both experienced and emerging retirement plan practitioners. Advisor Group firmly believes that their Retirement Plan Consulting Services are a key component of their organic growth strategy and the value that they offer their extensive network of advisors.

Hammons received a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Mississippi, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from the Washington University School of Law. He also holds his Series 7 and 66 securities license.

About Advisor Group
The Advisor Group network of independent broker-dealers is among the largest in the United States. The four broker-dealers that comprise Advisor Group – FSC Securities Corporation, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., SagePoint Financial, Inc. and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., members FINRA/SIPC – foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and independence that our nearly 6,000 independent advisors exemplify. For more information, please visit http://www.advisorgroup.com.

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