Public-entity benefits firm hires COO

U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, an Iselin-based school and government employee benefits firm, has hired a new chief operating officer, it announced Friday.

Megan Schneider has joined the company from Willis Towers Watson, where she spent the past 16 years rising from an associate to North American Brokerage & Advisory Business operations leader.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to join a dynamic and leading-edge company,” she said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to making a valuable contribution to enhance our market position.”

In her new role, she will oversee technology integration initiatives and sales growth, among other duties, reporting to USRBP CEO and President Mark M. Skinner.

“Megan brings to our team a wealth of experience and insights into the markets we serve,” he said in a statement. “She is a recognized industry expert with a terrific track record of helping organizations expand their capabilities and develop their people.”