Socially responsible investment shop Calvert Investments has named Lynne Ford to the newly created position of Head of Distribution. Ford will lead a team that includes retail sales, institutional sales, marketing, and public relations and will be a member of Calvert’s management committee.

Previously, Ford served as chief executive officer of Individual Retirement at ING US. Before that, she spent nineteen years at Wachovia, serving in a number of executive capacities within its investment and distribution organizations. The executive search firm, Wilbanks Partners, LLC, based in Stamford, CT, aided Calvert in this search.

“Lynne’s experience leading and developing teams focused on growth and driving sales combined with her expertise in retirement and helping Americans identify ways to successfully plan for and live in retirement will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to focus on growing our presence in the marketplace,” stated Barbara J. Krumsiek, Calvert’s president and chief executive.