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March 30, 2015

Securian promotes six senior managers

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Securian Financial Group board of directors named five new corporate officers at its February 9 board meeting.

Suzette Huovinen was appointed Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary. She succeeds Leslie Chapman who is retiring after 38 years of service at Securian.

Huovinen will lead Securian’s corporate actuarial practice. She joined Securian in 1997 and was promoted to positions of greater responsibility in the intervening years. She played a key role in developing the company’s enterprise risk management program. Huovinen, a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, and Member of the Academy of Actuaries.

Dan Kruse was appointed Vice President and Actuary of Individual Annuity Products where he served as Second Vice President since 2008.

Kruse joined Securian in 1985, moving from actuarial student intern to leading the entire individual annuity product line including operations and customer service. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Upper Iowa University and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. He is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Rich Binger will serve as Second Vice President, Application Development, Development Support and IT Finance.

Binger began his career at Securian in 1986 and has worked on critical technology initiatives which ensure client data security. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Mathematics from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD.

Craig Stapleton is promoted to Second Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies.

Stapleton joined Securian in 2005. In January 2015, he was appointed a member of the Securian Risk Council which monitors and addresses risk for the enterprise. Stapleton holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Illinois. He has also earned designations as CFA and Financial Risk Manager.

Mary Streed will serve as Second Vice President, Human Resources Planning.

Streed was hired in 1985 and has served in a variety of positions during the past 30 years, joining the Human Resources team in 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and English from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

In addition to its officer appointments, Securian also promoted Dr. Gretchen Bosacker to Chief Medical Director. Bosacker succeeds Dr. George Battis who is retiring after 30 years of service at Securian.

Prior to joining Securian in 2011, Bosacker served in the United States Navy as General Medical Officer and in private practice as a family physician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University, Clemson, SC, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. She is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. She has passed the Insurance Medicine written board exams as well as several CLU exams and has earned the Associate, Life and Health Claims (ALHC) designation.

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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