Nine Honorees Is a Record for Lincoln’s Wholesale Distribution Subsidiary
18 September 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Distributors (LFD), the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC), announced today that nine of its employees have been named Top Defined Contribution (DC) Wholesalers by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). While this is the fourth year NAPA has recognized top DC wholesalers, this marks the first time that Lincoln has had nine employees so honored. Winners were selected based on a record number of votes cast by advisors, from a pool of nearly 600 wholesalers nominated by NAPA firm partner record-keepers and DCIOs.

Honorees from Lincoln were recognized for their exceptional work providing advisors with the support, tools and information they need to help drive positive retirement outcomes for their clients.

Employees recognized for the second consecutive year are Matt Abraham, Travis Gavinski, Drew Gehring and Donny Sheinwald. Joining them on the list this year for the first time are Tim Curran, Todd Engman, Bryson Hopkins, Stewart Rauchman and Steve Richer.

Gavinski was further recognized as a “Record Keeper Wingman,” finishing among the top ten in votes received in the Record Keeper category.

“NAPA’s recognition demonstrates these individuals’ tireless commitment to helping advisors provide their clients with the best possible solutions to meet their retirement needs,” said John Kennedy, head of Retirement Solutions Distribution for LFD. “These professionals work extremely hard to optimize the advisor experience, providing outstanding service and insight that ultimately makes it easier for advisors doing business with Lincoln to get their clients the solutions they need.”

Headshots of the winners are available upon request.

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 $241 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. Learn more at: Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at

About Lincoln Financial Distributors

Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc. (LFD), the wholesale distribution business of Lincoln Financial Group (LFG), provides expertise and access to a range of solutions that help advisors protect wealth and deliver outcomes for their clients. Lincoln’s broad portfolio includes innovative annuity, life insurance and retirement solutions that focus on addressing issues related to taxes, healthcare, longevity, inflation and market volatility. LFD comprises seasoned financial professionals who distribute Lincoln products through licensed insurance agents, registered broker-dealers, and other financial services intermediaries. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.

About National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA)

The National Association of Plan Advisors was created by and for retirement plan advisors. Membership is also open to other retirement industry professionals who support the interests of plan advisors. NAPA is the only advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors, and is part of the American Retirement Association. The American Retirement Association, based in the Washington, D.C. area, is a non-profit professional organization established to empower retirement plan professionals who are dedicated to building a better retirement for Americans. More information about NAPA is available at



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