Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company has appointed Sam Ghazaleh vice president of retirement solutions for its individual retirement account strategy, a new position.

“We’re building an education resource center, further improving our IRA and retirement planning offerings, and adding new functionality to our distribution process,” said Mitchell Graye, president and CEO of Great-West. “Sam is a hands-on executive who has an impressive record of leading these types of strategic initiatives. He’s a welcome addition to our organization.”

Ghazaleh reports to Bob Shaw, executive vice president of individual markets. Ghazaleh comes to Great-West from Fidelity Investments, where he worked for 12 years in a variety of executive roles in the retirement services business.