Great-West Retirement Services has appointed Carey Lindsey as regional sales director for Houston. Lindsey is based in Sugar Land, Texas, and reports to Joe Smolen, West Region vice president.

Prior to joining Great-West, Lindsey served as regional vice president with Transamerica Retirement Services, responsible for growing Transamerica’s corporate pension plan business.

"Houston-area intermediaries and plan sponsors will benefit from Carey's industry knowledge and 15-plus years of hands-on sales and service experience," stated Bill Harmon, senior vice president of 401k corporate markets. "Carey has a keen understanding of employers' retirement plan needs."

From 1996 to 2006 Lindsey was primarily employed at Loren D. Stark Company, Inc., a TPA based in Houston. His most recent role was serving as president and director of business development from 2002 to 2006. He briefly left Loren D. Stark from 2001 to 2002 to serve as project manager, implementation, mergers and acquisitions, with Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Company.

Hung Tran writes for Money Management Executive.