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ING Insurance U.S. Names New CIO

ING Insurance U.S. Names Gary Baxter – previously from head of IT, ING U.S. Retirement Services, ING Individual Retirement, and company’s closed block of business –new CIO; he will oversee technology investments and IT operations across all U.S. business lines.

ING Insurance U.S. (Windsor, Conn.) has promoted Gary Baxter to chief information officer. Previously, he served as the head of information technology for ING U.S. Retirement Services, ING Individual Retirement and the company's closed block of business. Baxter will provide leadership, management and strategy execution related to technology investments and information technology operations across all U.S. business lines that include ING U.S. Retirement Services, ING Individual Retirement, and ING U.S. Insurance.

"As a leading provider of retirement and life insurance products, transforming our technology capabilities into a competitive advantage is important,” said Rob Leary, CEO, ING Insurance U.S., in a press release. “Gary has a unique perspective about our business and demonstrated leadership in ensuring reliable, secure infrastructure and business applications that will make it easier for planning and protecting our customers' futures."

Baxter joined ING having over 25 years of experience in information systems, most recently with The Hartford Financial Services Group. He also served in executive information technology roles with companies such as Travelers Life and Annuity, Lincoln Financial Group and Aetna.

"I am excited about stepping into this role at such as pivotal time for ING," said Baxter, in a press release. "ING realizes the importance of efficient deployment of people, process and technology. We are 100 percent focused on our customers and distribution partners, providing the information technology applications, systems and strategic counsel that will aid in the power growth of our retirement and life businesses."

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio

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