Lincoln Executive Recognized with Award for Second Consecutive Year
17 October 2014

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Beth O’Brien, head of Finance and Strategy for Lincoln Financial Group Distribution, has received Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2015 Women Worth Watching® award for her passion, potential and contributions to the workplace.

O’Brien joined Lincoln Financial Group in 2013 and has played a critical role in driving growth for its two leading distribution franchises: Lincoln Financial Distributors and Lincoln Financial Network.

“Beth truly embodies the characteristics that make a Woman Worth Watching,” said Kathie Sandlin, editor in chief of Profiles in Diversity Journal. “Since joining Lincoln last year, she has not only used her skills to create and develop new growth opportunities for the organization’s leading franchises, but has also provided other women the mentorship and support they need to succeed in their careers. That is a tremendous impact to have on an organization, and in a very short amount of time. We’re proud and excited to be able to feature Beth among the women we honor for 2015.”

This is the second consecutive year that a Lincoln executive has been recognized with the award by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Ellen Cooper, executive vice president and chief investment officer for Lincoln Financial Group was the recipient of the 2014 award.

The magazine’s annual September/October issue celebrates the achievements and personalities of 160 leading women executives, who are nominated by their colleagues, peers, and mentors for their initiative and achievements. To be considered for the award, nominees must hold a senior executive management position, sit on the board of directors, or report to the president or chief executive officer of the organization. Selection criteria also include demonstrating how they have distinguished themselves in their career or chosen field.

About Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal® is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen. For more information, visit

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans 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 $216 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Learn more at:


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