Viewpoints by Heather Windjue, at John Hancock Retirement
Heather is responsible for developing and executing on strategies to add value to the third-party administration (TPA) channel. She has more than 24 years’ experience in the financial services industry and holds the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) certifications.
Prior to joining John Hancock, Heather held various operational and project management leadership roles at multiple financial services companies and a TPA firm. She recently led the operational and technical integration of major innovation projects for John Hancock operations before accepting her current role as the head of TPA services in 2019.
Heather earned a B.A. in Political Science from the College of St. Benedicts.
In her personal time, Heather enjoys volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, golfing, hiking, skiing, and spending time on the lake with her husband and children.
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