04 October 2019

RADNOR, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Distributors (LFD), the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), announced today that six Lincoln wholesalers have been named Top Defined Contribution Wholesalers by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). The award honors wholesalers who do exceptional work as they provide advisors with the support, tools and information they need to help drive positive retirement outcomes for their clients.

This year’s Lincoln Financial winners are:

  • Tim Curran
  • Matt Fessler
  • Travis Gavinski
  • Bryson Hopkins
  • Stewart Rauchman
  • Donny Sheinwald


Gavinski and Sheinwald were named winners for the fourth consecutive year and were further recognized with the distinction of being named in the Top 10 in the Record Keeper wholesaler category. This is the third consecutive year that Rauchman and Hopkins have won, and this year are joined by Curran, a two-time winner, in addition to first-time award winner Fessler.

“Our wholesalers are truly collaborative partners, doing everything they can to ensure advisors can provide their clients with the solutions they need to help their employees achieve the retirement they envision,” said Joe Mrozek, vice president, national sales manager for the Intermediary Retirement Plan Services division of Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., the company’s wholesaling distribution organization. “I’m proud of the work they do, and it’s great to see their hard work recognized by the advisor community.”

Nominees are submitted by 2019 NAPA Firm Partners and are voted on by registered NAPA Net users and NAPA members.

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.


About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $260 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, Lincoln was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Employers for Women. Lincoln also earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.


About NAPA
The National Association of Plan Advisors was created by and for retirement plan advisors. Membership is also open to other retirement industry professionals who support the interests of plan advisors. NAPA is the only advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors.

More information about NAPA is available at www.napa-net.org.


Lincoln Financial media contact:
Kelly DeAngelis