01 August 2016

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) is pleased to announce that Tara Harkins, vice president, Lincoln Financial Network Marketing, and Michael Kazanjian, vice president, Retirement Solutions Distribution Marketing and Wealth Protection Expertise, have been recognized by LIMRA as “Rising Stars in Marketing and Communications.” The pair was selected for their ingenuity, innovation and imagination in driving marketing strategies that engage and educate advisors and their clients on Lincoln’s broad spectrum of solutions designed to help Americans secure their financial futures.

“As a marketing organization, we’re focused on supporting the business and driving innovation through digital technology and data and analytics in today’s ever-changing marketing landscape,” said Rich Aneser, chief marketing officer for Annuity Solutions, Lincoln Financial Distributors, and Lincoln Financial Network. “Tara, Michael and other forward-thinking leaders at Lincoln continue to challenge the idea of traditional marketing, while increasing awareness of the value of Lincoln’s solutions. It’s an honor to see our leaders being recognized by top organizations in the industry for their talents and contributions.”

LIMRA’s 2016 “Rising Stars in Marketing and Communications” will be recognized during LIMRA’s 100th Annual Conference later this year.

Headshots of the winners are available upon request.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans 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 $220 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2016. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

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 Lincoln Financial Network

Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,500 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families.


Since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, has been the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. To learn more about LIMRA’s 100th anniversary celebration, please visit http://www.limra.com/100years/.




Lincoln Financial Distributors:
Stephanie Jacobson, 484-583-2499, stephanie.jacobson@lfd.com