ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nicole Hansen has joined Securian Financial as manager of community relations and the Securian Financial Foundation. Hansen succeeds Lori Koutsky, who is retiring from Securian Financial after a distinguished career.
Hansen joins Securian Financial after working 11 years with Thomson Reuters, where she most recently managed community relations and was responsible for local and national employee charitable giving, employee volunteerism programs, corporate charitable giving (grants and sponsorships) and community relationship building. Before her community relations role, Hansen held several strategic positions at Thomson Reuters in technology operations, corporate communications and finance.
“Nicole Hansen’s experience, energy and enthusiasm make her the perfect person to take on this important role for our company,” said Kathy Pinkett, Securian Financial’s senior vice president of human resources and corporate services.
Securian Financial has a strong-rooted tradition of taking an active role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. In the past 10 years, the company has given more than $25 million in cash gifts to the community. When including in-kind gifts and corporate volunteerism, Securian Financial’s giving totals nearly $37 million since 2008. In 2018 alone, Securian Financial contributed approximately $6.1 million in cash gifts, in-kind gifts and volunteer services.
Hansen has a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Hamline University. She serves on the board of directors for BestPrep—a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to preparing students with business, career and financial literacy skills—and she chairs the board of directors for 360 Communities, a Dakota County social services nonprofit focused on violence prevention, school success and providing community resources to those in need.
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