Keith J. Green has worked with thousands of individuals who are preparing for retirement. He responded to critical gaps in the U.S. retirement system by founding the American Retirement Initiative in which he serves as its president. The American Retirement Initiative facilitates best practice sharing and provides thought leadership on employer-sponsored retirement plans and the retirement landscape in general in the US. He brings to this role over 20 years in leadership roles for leading financial services companies offering retirement solutions to individuals and organizations.
In his early career with TIAA-CREF, Keith worked as an Institutional Consultant, collaborating with colleges and universities on their retirement plan designs. Keith then joined Aetna Financial Services as a Regional Manager in its Michigan office and ultimately became vice president for its Southeastern Region.
After ING’s acquisition of Aetna Financial Services in 2000, Keith held progressively responsible roles, including Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Senior Vice President of Domestic Emerging Markets. He was then appointed Senior Vice President and Executive-on-Loan to Hemisphere, Inc., an organization tasked with bringing the headquarters of the Free Trade Area of the Americas to Atlanta. Much of his time during that period was spent in Latin American and the Caribbean capitals promoting trade and working on economic development issues with diplomats and democratically elected leaders.
In January 2006, Mr. Green was appointed Senior Vice President of Government Relations for ING, responsible for ING’s state government relations in twenty US states. He held this role until 20ll when he founded the American Retirement Initiative.
Keith received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.