NU Online News Service, Nov. 19, 2004, 2:35 p.m. EST

An advisor network affiliated with Minnesota Life Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minn., has hired a State Life Insurance Company veteran.[@@]

Securian Advisor Services has brought in Shawn McConnell to be a senior external sales specialist.

McConnell previously was a regional vice president at State Life, Indianapolis.

McConnell has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree from the Indiana Institute of Technology.