NU Online News Service, July 9, 10:37 a.m. – Minnesota Life Distributors, St. Paul, Minn., a unit of Minnesota Life Insurance Company, has opened a new annuity wholesaling desk.

The desk is starting with six wholesalers: Cameron Biberdorf, Steve Rives, Glen Boggio, Jeff Black, Julie Bjornstad and Scott Burkard.

Minnesota Life will probably hire nine more internal wholesalers, eight external wholesalers, and a key accounts manager in the next few months, according to Greg Farley, the vice president in charge of the wholesaling desk.