Richard J. Owens III, CEBS

Rick Owens, a First Vice President and Relationship Manager with SunTrust’s Employee Benefit Solutions division, has over 25 years of experience in the retirement services and banking industries. As a Relationship Manager, Rick serves as the plan sponsor’s advocate by delivering relevant solutions that help clients respond to fiduciary challenges and industry trends. The services he provides are aligned to the key principles of strategic retirement plan management. He also interfaces with internal bank partners to strengthen the overall client experience with SunTrust. Rick joined SunTrust in June 2005 and brings with him over 25 years of defined contribution and investment experience. Prior to joining SunTrust, Rick worked for Fidelity Investments and CIGNA Retirement Investment Services where he held several positions including defined contribution administration, implementation, corporate actions project manager, and relationship manager. Rick has an MBA in Finance as well as his undergraduate in Economics/Urban Studies from the University of Connecticut. Rick has obtained the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation as well as the Fellow ISCEBS designation.