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Lynn Atkinson Joins Newport Group as Chief Financial Officer

Sep 9, 2019

Walnut Creek, CA—September 09, 2019—Newport Group, a leading provider of retirement plan services, announced today that Lynn Atkinson has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer, leading the company’s finance team. Ms. Atkinson will be based in the company’s Walnut Creek, California headquarters.

“Lynn has extensive experience in the financial services industry and has held leadership roles with a number of well-respected institutions,” said Newport Group Chief Executive Office Greg Tschider. “Her expertise will be a tremendous asset to our organization.” 

Ms. Atkinson joins Newport Group from State Street Global Advisor’s defined contribution business where she served as managing director and global chief operating officer. In that role Ms. Atkinson helped define the vision, mission and strategy of the company’s defined contribution business. She created annual strategic and financial plans, led a team of financial and operational professionals, as well as other functional roles such as product development, and spearheaded a number of critical projects.

Lynn earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and her master of business administration from the University of Virginia.

About Newport Group
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Newport Group is a leading independent retirement services provider that helps employers—and the advisors who serve them—prepare employees for a more financially secure retirement. The company has more than $120 billion in retirement assets under administration and more than $265 billion in corporate retirement and insurance assets. Newport Group maintains investment objectivity, fee transparency and a commitment to flexible, responsive service. Staffed by an exceptional team of more than 1,350 retirement, insurance, and consulting professionals, the company provides retirement solutions tailored to the needs of employers of every size, from small businesses to the Fortune 1000.


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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and Newport Group Consulting, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and Newport Group Consulting, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment advisers. When offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer. Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.