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Leadership

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

President and Chief Executive Officer

Christopher M. Hilger

Securian CEO Christopher Hilger

Chris is responsible for leading all aspects of Securian Financial Group, including strategy development and insurance, investment and retirement business lines.

Chris joined Securian in 2004 with its acquisition of Allied Solutions. He immediately became a member of Securian’s senior management team, progressively moving into positions of greater responsibility before being named president of Securian in 2012.

Since joining Securian, Chris’ collaborative leadership style and broad management experience has contributed to Securian’s consistently strong sales, revenue and earnings results. Chris was named CEO in 2015.

With over 25 years of small business and corporate management experience, Chris has executive experience in distribution development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and financial management. He began his financial services career in 1987 as vice president of operations at Eldredge Corporations, and later served as president and CEO of Eldredge’s successor, Allied Solutions.

A graduate of Indiana University, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He is active supporter of the local community and serves on the boards of the St. Paul Foundation and the Minnesota Community Foundation.

Senior leaders

Bruce P. Shay

Executive Vice President, Institutional Products

Warren J. Zaccaro, CPA

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Gary R. Christensen

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

George I. Connolly

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Group

Jean Delaney Nelson

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Robert J. Ehren

Senior Vice President, Life Product Manufacturing

David M. Kuplic

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

David J. LePlavy

Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Controller

Kathleen L. Pinkett

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

Christopher R. Sebald

Senior Vice President, Securian Financial Group
Chief Investment Officer, Advantus Capital Management