About Newport

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Laura Ramanis

President, Newport Retirement

As President of Newport Retirement, Laura Ramanis leads the firm's retirement plan business, including qualified and nonqualified plan recordkeeping, operations and client services. 

Laura joined Newport in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. She has extensive leadership experience within the retirement services industry. Prior to Newport, she spent 14 years at Mercer in  leadership, including the managing senior partner for Mercer's New England business and sales leader for the Northeast market. In these roles, she was responsible for driving revenue growth and coordinating sales efforts from multiple lines of business. 

In addition, Laura led cross-discipline engagements, managed global client relationships and served as executive sponsor for several key accounts. During her tenure, she held a variety of roles within the organization, including serving as the retirement business leader in New England and a managing partner in the organization’s Cincinnati and Minneapolis offices. Prior to her service at Mercer, Laura spent several years as a client relationship manager with Willis Towers Watson in Chicago. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. 

Investment Advisory and fiduciary consulting services are offered through Newport Group Consulting, LLC, a registered investment adviser. Securities are offered through Newport Group Securities, Inc., a dually-registered investment advisor and broker dealer, member FINRA. Securities in California are offered through Newport Securities Insurance Services. For more information about Newport Group Consulting and its services, Newport Group Securities, Inc. or Newport Securities Insurance Services and services offered, please refer to our Form ADV Part 2, which is available by contacting us at 407-333-2905, visit our website at www.newportgroup.com, or advisorinfo.sec.gov.  

Newport Trust Company is a New Hampshire state-chartered trust company Newport Trust Company provides independent fiduciary and trustee services for employee benefit plans.

Newport Group Consulting, LLC, Newport Group Securities, Inc., and Newport Trust Company are subsidiaries of Newport Group, Inc., an Ascensus Company.