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Sentinel Benefits Opens North Carolina Sales Office

Release date: August 23, 2010

Reading, MA – (August 23, 2010) – Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group (SBFG), a full service financial services provider names Vanessa Watkins as Vice President and opens a sales office in Charlotte, NC.

Ms. Watkins, who had been Vice President of Strategic Alliances for The Newport Group, will open a new sales office in Charlotte, NC for SBFG. She will be in charge of building strategic alliances for Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group nationwide.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Vanessa Watkins to Sentinel Benefits. She is a real pro and a great addition to our growing sales team,” noted John Carnevale, President and CEO of Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group. "Ms. Watkins’ comprehensive understanding of the retirement plan marketplace will be key to helping position our brand with retirement plan advisors across the United States.”

Prior to joining The Newport Group, Ms. Watkins served as Senior Consultant for the retirement services division within the Charles Schwab Corporation. She was recognized as an expert in daily valuation recordkeeping operations, daily valuation software, and new product offerings.
Ms. Watkins will work out of a new office for SBFG located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ms. Watkins has been in the financial services industry for over 22 years. Her career has encompassed operations, consulting, sales corporate strategy, and management.

About Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group is a leading employee benefit consulting and administration firm. Our broad range of financial services makes Sentinel Benefits an excellent choice for clients seeking a single resource to manage all of their employee benefits including group insurance brokerage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), COBRA, retirement plan consulting and administration, investment advisory services, and individual wealth management services. Sentinel serves more than 3,500 businesses throughout the United States. For more information, please visit