Sales Operations Leader Named to List of Women Executives Setting Visionary Leadership for the Post-Pandemic Digital Transformation of the Insurance Industry

16 November 2021

Radnor, Pa., November 16, 2021 – Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Jessica Rurka, vice president and head of Lincoln’s Life Insurance Distribution Sales Operations, has been recognized by Digital Insurance on its 2021 Women in Insurance Leadership list.

The Women in Insurance Leadership list recognizes visionary women leaders who are helping to transition the industry into the post-pandemic digital future. Jessica was included for her leadership in helping Lincoln’s Life Insurance Sales organization embrace new ways of working as a result of the pandemic.

“Jessica plays a critical role in the Life sales organization,” said Andy Bucklee, senior vice president, Lincoln Financial Distributors. “She is focused on helping the business evolve while consistently achieving top results, earning the respect of her peers and leaders across Lincoln. Jessica is well deserving of this honor, and we sincerely congratulate her.”

Rurka joined Lincoln in January 2008 and has held positions within Sales Operations/Sales Excellence, Insurance Strategy and Business Operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in corporate communications from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford. She also holds a Connecticut Life & Health license and NASD Series 6, 26, and 63 licenses.

Rurka is active in the community as a Board Member of her local Parks & Recreation department.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people 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, and 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 $322 billion in end-of-period account values as of September 30, 2021. 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, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index, and rank among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at




Joe Gardner