About Newport

Laura Ramanis

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Laura Ramanis leads the firm's retirement business, overseeing Qualified and Non-Qualified plan recordkeeping, operations and client services. Her areas of responsibility also include Compliance, ESOP, and benefits and compensation consulting. Before joining Newport, she held various leadership roles at Mercer, most recently as the managing senior partner for Mercer's New England business and sales leader for the Northeast market. In these capacities, she was responsible for driving revenue growth and coordinating sales efforts from multiple lines of business, including health and benefits, retirement, talent, investments and administration. In addition to her leadership responsibilities, Laura led cross-discipline engagements, managed global client relationships and served as executive sponsor for several key accounts. In her 14 years at the firm, she held a variety of roles within the organization, including serving as the retirement business leader in New England and a managing partner in the organization’s Cincinnati and Minneapolis offices. Prior to her service at Mercer, Laura spent several years as client relationship manager with Towers Watson in Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and InterServ, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and InterServ, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment adviser. when offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer.
Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.