17 November 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Carrie Chelko, senior vice president and chief counsel, Distribution, was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal and received its 2017 Women of Distinction award, honoring the region’s most influential women in business. Women of Distinction honorees are selected for professional achievement, dedication to mentorship and community involvement and span across industries and professions in the greater Philadelphia region.

“The Women of Distinction award mirrors many of the values we hold true at Lincoln – diversity & inclusion in the workplace, growing talent through mentorship and giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Will Fuller, president of Lincoln Financial Group Annuity Solutions, Lincoln Financial Distributors, and Lincoln Financial Network.“We are very pleased that the Philadelphia Business Journal has recognized Carrie with this honor for her exceptional leadership and the impact she continues to have on our industry, our company and the communities we serve.”

Chelko joined Lincoln in 2013 and oversees legal and compliance for its broker-dealers and investment advisers, providing strategic advice and counsel to Lincoln Financial Distributors and Lincoln Financial Network and their executive teams. She was recently named to Lincoln’s Corporate Leadership Group and also serves on the Board of Directors for Lincoln’s WISE Group (Women Inspiring, Supporting and Educating), an organization focused on supporting growth and development of female financial advisors.

“Carrie’s many professional accomplishments throughout her career are impressive but her ability to inspire positive change really sets her apart and makes her truly deserving of this honor,” said Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel. “I am extremely proud of Carrie’s dedication to her community and her passion for advocating on behalf of those in need. She is an outstanding example of our commitment to live Lincoln’s legacy.”

Throughout her career, Chelko has been an advocate for seniors and major issues they face such as diminished capacity and exploitation. Within the financial services industry, she is an agent for positive regulatory change designed to enhance the protection of senior investors, especially those that are more likely to be victims of financial exploitation. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s Task Force, which is focused on increasing elder abuse awareness and preventing financial exploitation of seniors living in Philadelphia.

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 $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.


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