02 April 2019

RADNOR, Pa. April 2, 2019 -- Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Katie Comer, Director, Specialty Markets, and Paul Waldeier, Assistant Vice President and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Sales Manager, were recognized by LIMRA as “Rising Stars in Distribution.” The distinction honors 10 young professionals and up-and-coming leaders in the distribution business who are under 40 and demonstrate leadership and innovation, supporting distribution with LIMRA member companies.

“We are thrilled to see Katie recognized by the industry for her leadership in developing Lincoln’s Specialty Markets Life Insurance Channel – including a focus on Foreign National, Premium Financing & Business Insurance,” said Andrew Bucklee, head of Life and Executive Benefits Distribution for Lincoln Financial Group. “Katie has made significant contributions to the growth of this channel over the past few years, helping to build out a team that supports Lincoln’s leadership position in these markets.”

“Paul is an outstanding leader within Lincoln’s Retirement Solutions business and has been instrumental in supporting our distribution strategy to expand into underpenetrated markets,” added John Kennedy, head of Retirement Solutions Distribution for Lincoln. “Under Paul’s direction, our RIA channel has grown significantly, and Paul has helped us better address the needs of advisors who do business in the fee-only space. He has helped build out a team of wholesalers and continues to lead new technology integrations to remove any points of friction these advisors may encounter while doing business with Lincoln annuities.”

LIMRA established the Rising Stars program in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. This year, LIMRA will recognize the industry’s best and brightest professionals under age 40 who demonstrate excellence in Distribution, Retirement, Marketing and Technology.

“These ambitious young distribution leaders are vital to the industry and will help shape the future of distribution in the years to come. Their skills and dedication are essential for organizations to be able to keep pace today and be able to compete in the future,” said Sean O’Donnell, vice president, member relations and consulting for LIMRA. “We are excited to celebrate the successes of Katie, Paul, and the rest of these young professionals.”


Serving the industry since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping nearly 600 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com.

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 $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. 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 2018 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.


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