Expect reinforcements to Sentinel Investments' defined contribution team.

The Montpelier, Vt.-based fund firm has announced its appointment of John Shrewsbury as its new vice president, regional retirement director.

In his new position, Shrewsbury will market the firm's investment offerings in the retirement space to advisors.

Prior to joining Sentinel, Shrewsbury spent eight years as a retirement plan consultant, and 22 years in the U.S. Air Force.

"More than ever, deep expertise is required to meet the evolving needs of modern retirement plans and the advisors who serve them," said Peter Hebert, senior vice president and director of retirement and sub-advisory services, in a company statement. "John has the experience needed to help plan sponsors reach their ultimate goal of improving participants' retirement readiness."

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