21 June 2022

John Kennedy is executive vice president, president of Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution franchise for Lincoln Financial Group. In his role, Kennedy has oversight for Lincoln’s industry-leading distribution organization focused on Retirement Solutions, Life & Executive Benefits and MoneyGuard businesses.  

Kennedy currently serves as chairman of the board of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), a leading association that champions retirement security through advocacy, awareness, research, and the advancement of digital solutions. He is also actively involved in The Alliance for Lifetime Income, a non-profit organization focused on creating awareness and educating Americans about the importance of protected lifetime income. 

He can provide a high-level perspective on the state of the retirement income planning industry, marketplace innovations, strategic firm partnerships and shifts in distribution practices. He can also share insight on the future of income planning, the regulatory environment and its impact on Lincoln’s business and the broader insurance industry.