Leadership

Securian Financial has a history of strong leaders who are committed to our success and our customers’ long-term financial security.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher M. Hilger

As Securian Financial’s chairman, president and chief executive officer,
Chris is responsible for leading all aspects of the company
including strategy development and its insurance, investment and
retirement business lines.

Chris joined Securian Financial in 2004 with its acquisition of Allied Solutions, one of the largest independent distribution organizations serving the financial institution market. He immediately became a member of Securian Financial’s senior management team, progressively moving into positions of greater responsibility before being named president of Securian Financial in 2012.

Since joining Securian Financial, Chris’ collaborative leadership style and broad management experience has contributed to our consistently strong sales, revenue and earnings results. Chris was named CEO in 2015 and chairman of the board in 2017.

He is an active supporter of the local community, serving as co-chair of the
St. Paul Downtown Alliance with Mayor Melvin Carter. He is also a member of the board for the St. Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations and a
member of the executive committee for the Minnesota Business Partnership.

A graduate of Indiana University, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in finance.

Chris Hilger - Chairman, President and CEO

Senior executives

Bruce P. Shay

Executive Vice President

Warren J. Zaccaro, CPA

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Gary R. Christensen

Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary

George I. Connolly

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Group

Robert J. Ehren

Senior Vice President, Individual Market

Siddharth S. Gandhi

Senior Vice President
Chief Strategy and Enterprise Technology Officer

William M. Gould

Senior Vice President, Financial Institution Market

Suzette L. Huovinen

Senior Vice President
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Premier

David M. Kuplic

Senior Vice President
Chief Investment Officer

Kristi L. Fox

Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer

Karen A. Leighton

Vice President
Chief Transformation Officer

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