The Newport Group, a provider of retirement and executive benefit plans, has appointed Stephen Eisenstein as director, Actuarial and Defined Benefit Services.

In this newly created position, Eisenstein will lead all aspects of Newport’s actuarial valuation, defined benefit administration, and other defined benefit plan services.

He will develop, train and mentor a team of defined benefit client service managers to ensure that Newport clients continue to receive better support.

In addition, Eisenstein will also work with Newport’s regional directors in the marketing of defined benefit services to current and prospective clients.

Eisenstein has 25 years of actuarial career. Prior to joining Newport, he served as a senior manager at Ernst & Young in Chicago, where he was a member of the senior leadership team. He was responsible for the sale and delivery of compensation and benefit consulting services to both internal and external clients.