|[March 14, 2013]
Securian Promotes Four as Corporate Officers
ST. PAUL, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Four employees of Securian Financial Group were promoted to second vice
president by the board of directors.
Gerend will serve as second vice president, Asset Management
Business Development. With 25 years of experience, Gerend joined
Advantus Capital Management, Securian's asset management subsidiary, in
2011. She leads Advantus business development, marketing, sales and
client service. Gerend has a bachelor's degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St.
Huovinen was appointed second vice president and actuary, Corporate
Actuarial. Huovinen joined Securian in 1997 as an actuarial student.
Effective March 1, 2013, she is responsible for rating agency
relationships and will continue er current leadership of the company's
enterprise risk management program. Huovinen has a bachelor's degree
from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and is a Fellow in the Society of
Actuaries. She also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and
Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) designations.
In the Corporate Tax department, Ted
Nistler was promoted to second vice president. He spent three years
in public accounting before joining Securian in 1995 as a claims
examiner. In his new position, Nistler is responsible for the corporate
tax function for the entire company. He has a bachelor's degree from the
University of North Dakota and a master's degree from the University of
Minnesota. Nistler also has earned the CPA and CFA designations.
Mark Sievers was appointed second vice president of Auditing. After
three years in public auditing, Sievers joined Securian in 1990 as an IT
auditor. In his new position, Sievers is responsible for the internal
auditing function at Securian and reporting to the audit committee of
Securian's board of directors. Sievers has a bachelor's degree from the
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and has earned his CPA, Certified
Information Systems Auditor and Fellow of the Life Management Institute
To learn more about employment opportunities at Securian and its
culture, community involvement and career paths, visit our careers
Since 1880, Securian
Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security
for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and
retirement plans. Now one of the nation's largest financial services
providers, it is the holding company parent of a group of companies that
include Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance
Company, a New York admitted insurer.
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