NU Online News Service, Jan. 7, 2005, 4:43 p.m. EST

A St. Paul, Minn., life insurer has promoted a group life specialist.[@@]

The insurer, Minnesota Life Insurance Company, has named Laura Lundquist to be a senior client relationship advisor. Lundquist previously was a client relationship advisor. She holds the Associate, Life and Health Claims, and Associate, Customer Service, designations.

In related news, Minnesota Life’s Securian Retirement Services unit has hired Jeffrey Rueber to be an investment services consultant for retirement plan sponsors. He holds the Certified Financial Advisor designation.