Voya Financial’s Chet Ragavan Appointed to the Council for Economic Education Board of Directors


Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that Chief Risk Officer Chet Ragavan has been appointed to the board of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the leading organization in the United States focusing on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school.

CEE provides classroom resources to teachers and students, free professional development to educators, webinars, standards and assessment tools, and guidance for advocacy and outreach.

“We are honored to welcome Chet to our board of directors, and we know that his passion for implementing economic education and financial literacy in key demographics of our society will help drive this organization forward as we expand our outreach,” said CEE President and CEO Nan J. Morrison.

As Chief Risk Officer and a member of Voya’s executive committee, Ragavan is responsible for overseeing the enterprise-wide and business-level risk monitoring and management program for the organization. His responsibilities include managing the framework for measuring, controlling, hedging and pricing risk, as well as compliance with all global financial reporting standards for the company.

Prior to joining Voya Financial, Ragavan served as managing director and co-head of the Portfolio Analytics Group for BlackRock Solutions following its merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1980 and held a number of senior investment and risk management positions within its various subsidiaries.

“Financial empowerment and literacy are central to our business at Voya and form a cornerstone of our corporate responsibility efforts,” said Ragavan. “Both Voya and CEE share the common vision that empowering individuals to better understand and take control of their finances is an essential first step toward building a secure and rewarding future. I’m honored to lend my expertise to CEE and help advance its mission of enriching the lives of students and making economic and financial concepts relevant, both in the classroom and beyond.”

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About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2015. The company had $466 billion in total assets under management and administration as of June 30, 2016. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company™. The company is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is ethically, economically, socially and environmentally and responsible — Voya has been recognized as one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, and as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit  voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on  Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About The Council for Economic Education
The  Council for Economic Education (CEE) focuses on economics and financial literacy education by providing resources to teachers and students in K-12 education. CEE’s goal is to reach and teach every child to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy. CEE provides curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers who instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by CEE’s national network of affiliates — over 240 across the country. Each year, CEE trains approximately 55,000 teachers in person, and those teachers, in turn, reach approximately 5 million students throughout the country.