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February 20, 2014

Securian Trust Company appoints two vice presidents

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securian Trust Company, N.A. filled two key positions.

Tamra Davis Cownie, JD, MACL, joined Securian Trust as vice president and trust officer. In this role Cownie works with clients and their financial advisors as well as local attorneys and accountants to manage the complexities of wealth acquisition, preservation and distribution. 

Most recently, Cownie was with the Private Client Reserve of US Bank in St. Paul, MN. She also has been an estate tax attorney for the IRS. Cownie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, her law degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University. She is chairperson of the board of Merrick Community Services, a nonprofit in St. Paul, MN.

John Rothchild, JD, was appointed vice president and wealth management counsel, supporting financial advisors with advanced financial planning and trust services that meet specific client needs. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, and his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, St. Paul, MN. He joined Securian in 2008 working for the trust company and the financial planning area of Securian Financial Services.

Chartered as a national trust bank, Securian Trust Company has trustee powers in all 50 states. It uses a collaborative approach with clients’ financial advisors, attorneys and accountants. Securian Trust’s credentialed trust officers average 20 years of experience and assist clients with financial issues such as estate planning, charitable giving, tax planning and special needs trusts.

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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