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January 13, 2014

Securian’s Schmelzle promoted to assistant general counsel and cpo

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Theodore J. (Ted) Schmelzle, a corporate attorney at Securian Financial Group, was promoted to assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer (CPO).

Schmelzle joined Securian’s law department in 1996 as an intern in the litigation area. Most recently, he was senior counsel, providing legal support to the company’s group life insurance and retirement plan businesses. He has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) designation and is a member of the Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project Advisory Counsel and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Schmelzle received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and his law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN. He is a native of Eau Claire, WI and a current resident of St. Louis Park, MN.

About Securian Financial Group

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, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.

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