Jim Szostek is the Vice President & Deputy, Retirement Security at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). Jim has been with ACLI since 2008. He helps guide ACLI policy on the life insurance industry’s role in providing retirement security solutions to American workers and retirees. Prior to joining ACLI, he spent the first 20 years of his career, first at CIGNA then The Hartford, consulting on federal rules applicable to workplace retirement plans. Jim is called on to share his expertise and perspectives at industry conferences, participating or leading panel discussions. He has testified before the Department of Labor as well as the IRS and Treasury at various hearings on rulemaking initiatives affecting workplace retirement plans, including the DOL’s 2015 fiduciary proposal. Jim is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University where he earned degrees in economics and business.