RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Eric Reisenwitz has been named chief operating officer of its Group Protection Business, effective immediately. In this expanded role, Reisenwitz will continue to lead Distribution and will now oversee Claims and Operations for Group Protection.
“With a continued commitment to developing top-tier leadership across the organization, we are extremely pleased to tap into the broad and deep talent within our Group Protection business,” said Dennis R. Glass, president and chief executive officer, Lincoln Financial Group. “I look forward to Eric’s many contributions as he steps into his new role.”
Reisenwitz has more than 30 years of experience in the group insurance industry and has been with Lincoln Financial since 2012. Over the course of his time at Lincoln he has served as senior vice president, Group Protection Operations and senior vice president, Group Protection Distribution. With his promotion, the organization is recruiting to fill the senior vice president, Group Protection Distribution role, which will lead a team of more than 500 distribution professionals with expertise across all employer-size markets. This role will report directly to Reisenwitz.
“I am thrilled to be able to leverage Eric’s leadership and knowledge more broadly across the Group Protection business,” said Dick Mucci, president, Group Protection, Lincoln Financial Group. “He is a strategic and thoughtful leader and his expanded role will draw on his deep industry knowledge as we continue to enhance the customer experience for our employer and employee customers and our distribution partners.”
Additionally, Carl Jones has been named vice president, head of sales for Group Protection. For the past five years, Jones has led the top-performing west sales region for the Group Protection business and has been with Lincoln Financial since 2012. He has more than 16 years of industry experience and is a proven sales leader.
“The employee benefit solutions we offer are critically important to our customers and provide financial peace of mind to millions of Americans,” Mucci said. “With these changes, we are positioning the business for continued profitable growth.”
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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 $253 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2019. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Additionally, Lincoln is dedicated to upholding a diverse and inclusive organization and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Employers for Women and received a perfect score of 100 percent in on both the Corporate Equality Index and 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.