The Newport Group, a provider of retirement and executive benefit plans and investment consulting services, has appointed Frank Tighe as a regional director.

In this role, Tighe will be responsible to develop business relationships and identify market opportunities to promote the sale of company’s retirement plan administration and investment services to third-party intermediaries.

He will report to George Sutherland, vice president, retirement services of Newport.

Tighe has more than 20 years of experience in the retirement services industry. Most recently, he served at Mercer’s retirement plan services unit. Prior to this, he was with Wachovia’s retirement plan services area as vice president, institutional trust. He has also held leadership positions with Wells Fargo and RBC Dain Rauscher.

Newport vice president, retirement services George Sutherland said that Frank’s extensive experience in the industry gives him the ability to establish strong and enduring relationships.

"With his proven record of success, we’re confident he will enhance Newport’s rapidly expanding retirement services business," Sutherland said.