The Retirement Income Industry Association, a six-year-old non-profit focused on research and retirement analysis, has appointed industry veteran and retirement specialist Karen Wimbish to its board of directors.

Looking to develop its membership base and household-focused programs, RIIA plans to tap into Wimbish’s three decades of experience in the financial services industry to bolster its initiatives and membership ranks.

“Her extensive background in banking combined with her proven ability to lead successful teams across an organization will serve RIIA well as we strengthen and expand our membership, our programs and benefits Across the Silos,” said Francois Gadenne, executive director and chairman of the board.

Wimbish will continue in her role at Wells Fargo as director of the firm’s 275-member retail retirement division as well as working with Wells Fargo’s Advisors, Management and Community Bank divisions.

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“Joining RIIA’s board is a wonderful opportunity for me to help shape and enhance the association’s unique View Across the Silos as our industry works to provide the products, advisory services, and processes to help millions of Americans achieve their retirement dreams,” Wimbish said in a statement.

Mason Braswell writes for On Wall Street.