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January 06, 2016

Securian’s Ebertz and Advantus’ Bergsland named “Top Women in Finance”

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Financial Group vice president Susan Ebertz and Erica Bergsland, a vice president with Advantus Capital Management, a Securian subsidiary, have been honored as 2015 “Top Women in Finance” by the Finance & Commerce newspaper.

Now in its 15th year, the “Top Women in Finance” program recognizes women who are making an impact not only in their professions but also in their communities. An outside panel of experts reviews the nominations and selects the honorees. The 2015 class includes executives, attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors—all of whom were celebrated at an event on November 19 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Ebertz is Securian’s vice president of group insurance services. She joined Securian in 1980 as part of the company’s management development program right after graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Today Ebertz heads all Securian claims and leads the underwriting operations for two of the company’s largest businesses. Outside of work, Ebertz serves on the board of directors of Lifetrack, a St. Paul-based human service nonprofit. Read more about Ebertz here.

Bergsland, a CFA® charterholder, is vice president and director of research and trading for Advantus, an asset management subsidiary of Securian. Bergsland joined Advantus in 1993. She manages the firm’s fixed income analyst group and oversees all Advantus trading activities. Bergsland is a member of the Financial Leadership Committee of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, a University of Minnesota Carlson Funds Enterprise mentor and a former CFA Society of Minnesota board member. Read more about Bergsland here.

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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