Maliz Beams Named one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance for 2014

Maliz Beams Named one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance for 2014

Voya FinancialTM Earns National Recognition for Leadership and Impact in Industry and Contributions to Community at Large
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:10pm

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October 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., announced that Maliz Beams, CEO of Retirement Solutions, has been named one of The Most Powerful Women in Finance for 2014 byAmerican Banker. This annual ranking evaluates each candidate based on the impact she has on her company, the industry and in the community; on her leadership skills in the face of professional challenges; and on qualities such as innovation.

In her role at Voya Financial, Beams heads up one of the largest retirement platforms in the U.S. She is responsible for all aspects of a multi-faceted organization focused on guiding Americans on their journey toward retirement readiness through employer-sponsored savings plans, retail mutual funds, fixed and fixed-indexed annuities and holistic retirement savings and income solutions, including guidance and advice. The businesses she manages serve approximately 47,000 institutional clients, more than 5 million individual retirement plan investors and over 417,000 fixed annuity customers.

Beams was previously named to The Most Powerful Women in Finance list in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013, and she has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women. In 2013, Beams received the “Aiming High” award from Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls. Among her other affiliations, Beams serves on several industry boards and policy task forces, including the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), the Retirement and Financial Security Task Force of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI).

American Banker honored Maliz Beams as one of The Most Powerful Women in Finance for her leadership in the industry, and superior management skills in the face of business challenges,” said Bonnie McGeer, American Banker executive editor. “Her professional influence and contributions to her community at large continue to distinguish The Most Powerful Women in Finance list as one of the most prestigious awards in the profession.”

The complete rankings are featured in the October issue of American Banker, which can be viewed at

All of this year’s honorees will be celebrated at a dinner and awards ceremony Oct. 9, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, hosted by American Banker and parent company SourceMedia. The event will explore the influence that women have as they rise to key executive roles in the banking industry, especially the impact they have on the workplace and society as a whole.

As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya is committed to delivering on its vision to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.

Media Contact:
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Voya Financial                                 
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About Voya Financial
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), formerly ING U.S., is composed of premier retirement, investment and insurance companies serving the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers in the United States.  The company’s vision is to be America’s Retirement CompanyTM and its guiding principle is centered on solving the most daunting financial challenge facing Americans today — retirement readiness.  Working directly with clients and through a broad group of financial intermediaries, independent producers, affiliated advisors and dedicated sales specialists, Voya provides a comprehensive portfolio of asset accumulation, asset protection and asset distribution products and services.  With a dedicated workforce of approximately 7,000 employees, Voya is grounded in a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.  For more information, visit or view our Voya Financial Interactive Company Profile.  Follow Voya Financial on  Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance 
The Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance recognizes the professional achievements, personal tenacity and overall influence of the industry’s top-performing female executives. The program encompasses four lists: the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking™, the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, the 25 Women to Watch, and the Top Banking Teams. The rankings and details about the awards dinner are available in their entirety at  The first list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking appeared in 2003. American Banker is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating high-achieving women in the industry.

About American Banker and American Banker Magazine 
American Banker ( is the banking industry’s most powerful digital and daily print resource for news, analysis, opinion and perspective about financial institutions, regulation, risk management, bank technology and market trends.  American Banker Magazine is a monthly publication geared specifically toward bank executives and banking practitioners, reporting on the people, trends and data that are redefining the financial services landscape. Every issue includes briefings on developments from around the industry, data analysis pieces and a collection of feature stories on a wide array of topics affecting the industry.

The October 2014 issue:

About SourceMedia
SourceMedia is a business-to-business digital media and marketing solutions company serving the financial, technology, and healthcare industries with integrity, excellence, and responsiveness. SourceMedia offers its clients and subscribers professional information services, industry-standard research, data applications, in-depth seminars and conferences, and specialized marketing services. Source Media is an Observer Capital company headquartered in New York City.