Milligan is one of 10 women selected for Insurance Networking News 2016 Women in Insurance Leadership honor which will be awarded at the 11 th annual Women in Insurance Leadership Forum
12 September 2016

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group is pleased to announce that Heather Milligan, senior vice president of underwriting and new business for Lincoln’s individual life insurance business , has been recognized by Insurance Networking News as one of its Women in Insurance Leadership honorees.

Insurance Networking News’ Women in Insurance Leadership award measures the accomplishments of the industry’s most influential female leaders whose leadership skills have redefined the insurance business.

“Heather’s commitment to innovation, the customer experience and those around her has solidified Lincoln’s Underwriting and New Business organization as a differentiator for the company,” said Mike Burns, head of Life and Customer Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group. “However, the impact of Heather’s leadership is felt far beyond the walls of Lincoln, influencing the traditional operating models of the life insurance industry as a whole, and making a difference in the community. Heather is well deserving of this honor, and we sincerely congratulate her.”

With 27-years of industry experience, Milligan currently leads teams responsible for underwriting and policy issuance of Life Insurance, Executive Benefits (Corporate Owned Life Insurance), and hybrid long-term care/life insurance solutions.

In the last year, Milligan’s ‘Leading Edge’ Underwriting philosophy has led to the launch of Lincoln TermAccel ® Level Term insurance and LincXpress SM . These new offerings represent Lincoln’s continuous focus on providing a superior customer experience by delivering faster, technology-enabled processes, providing broader market opportunities for Lincoln and its partners.

“Heather’s exemplary track record of bridging the business and IT sides of insurance make her an ideal Women in Insurance Leadership honoree,” said Nathan Golia, editor-in-chief of Insurance Networking News.

In addition to leading Underwriting and New Business, Milligan is a member of Lincoln’s Diversity Council and she is part of the Lincoln’s Corporate Leadership Group (CLG). As a part of the senior leadership team for Life and Customer Solutions, she actively participates in the creation and execution of strategies that manage and grow the Life Insurance Business for Lincoln.

Milligan is also active in the community serving on the Greensboro United Way’s “Community Enrichment & Venture Grant” committee as a volunteer. She is also an active informal parent-advocate for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.

Milligan is part of the 11th class of Women in Insurance Leadership and will be honored at the Women in Insurance Leadership Forum, October 24 and 25 in Chicago.

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