SPARK Institute Congratulates Ralph Ferraro on his Appointment to Head of Retirement Plan Services at Lincoln Financial Group

The SPARK Institute congratulates Ralph Ferraro on his recent appointment to Head of Retirement Plan Services at Lincoln Financial Group. Ferraro is currently serving as the Chair of SPARK’s Governing Board since 2020, and has been a member of the organization for nearly a decade.

“Ralph is a proven leader in the retirement industry, and this latest appointment further highlights the significant experience and deep business knowledge he brings to the Governing Board,” says Tim Rouse, Executive Director of the SPARK Institute. “We wish him much success in his new role and look forward to our continued relationship as we work to strengthen retirement security in America.”

Ferraro joined Lincoln Financial in 2016 as Head of Retirement Product Solutions, and in 2021, he took on a combined leadership role in the Workplace Solutions organization with additional leadership of the company’s Group Benefits Product and Underwriting functions. Ferraro has more than 25 years of industry experience, and prior to Lincoln Financial, he held leadership positions at Voya Financial and CitiStreet.

The SPARK Institute is managed by a Governing Board of twelve firms represented by: AIG, Allspring Global Investments, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp, Ascensus, BlackRock, Empower Retirement, FIS Global, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Lincoln Financial Group, PGIM, SS&C and T. Rowe Price.

For more information, please contact Tim Rouse at or 508-838-1919

About SPARK Institute
The SPARK Institute represents the interests of a broad-based cross section of retirement plan service providers and investment managers, including members that are banks, mutual fund companies, insurance companies, third-party administrators, trade clearing firms, and benefits consultants. Through the combined expertise of its member companies, the Institute provides research, education, testimony, and comments on pending legislative and regulatory issues to members of Congress and relevant Government agency officials. Collectively, its members serve approximately 100 million participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.

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