NU Online News Service, Dec. 2, 2003, 4:08 p.m. EST – Minnesota Life Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minn., has promoted Brent Lesmeister to group life sales manager for the company’s southern region.[@@]

Lesmeister, who previously was manager of group case underwriting, will sell group life to benefits managers and consultants in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Lesmeister has a bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University.