Employ Humanity recognizes Buckingham as a “creative and inspirational leader”

23 September 2020

RADNOR, Pa., September 23, 2020 – Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) is pleased to share that Lisa M. Buckingham, executive vice president and chief people, place and brand officer, has been named to Employ Humanity’s 15 Boldly Inspirational Leaders list. The list recognizes leaders across industries who have transformed organizational culture for the betterment of humanity, optimized human potential and achieved excellence.

The chosen leaders were recognized for exhibiting a number of impressive attributes, including creating a culture of excellence; embracing and celebrating diversity; modeling calm, grace and honor in the face of adversity; solving challenges with head and heart and more. According to Employ Humanity’s official announcement, Buckingham was chosen because she is a “creative and inspirational leader” who has helped shape a “culture of strength, courage, integrity, dependability, optimism and respect” at Lincoln.

Buckingham has been at the forefront of Lincoln’s COVID-19 response, which saw the organization shift 99% of its workforce – all but those deemed essential to work from Lincoln offices – to remote work in mid-March. Throughout the crisis, she has strived to keep employees safe, connected, engaged and inspired, as they continue to serve clients while working virtually. Her inspirational leadership extends into the communities Lincoln serves through her oversight of Lincoln’s Foundation, which has donated $2 million to food and housing organizations, serving individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Earlier this year, Buckingham joined forces with fellow HR executives at Accenture, ServiceNow and Verizon to create People + Work Connect, an employer-to-employer initiative formed to combat unemployment caused by COVID-19 by bringing together companies laying off or furloughing people with those companies in urgent need of workers.

A fierce and constant advocate for diversity and inclusion, Buckingham is also working closely with Lincoln’s Chief Diversity Officer, Allison Green Johnson, and in close partnership with president and CEO Dennis Glass to lead Lincoln’s response to racial injustice across the country.

Earlier this year, Buckingham was also recognized on N2Growth’s 2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders to Watch for her innovation and leadership.

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 $247 billion in end-of-period account values as of March 31, 2020. 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, Lincoln earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Lincoln has also been recognized in Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies and is among Forbes’ World’s Best Employers, Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women and ranked on the JUST 100 list. 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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Lincoln Financial Group
Amy Ponticello