Minnesota Life Insurance Company has named Beca Nix manager of its branch office in Springfield, Ill.[@@]

Nix, who previously ran the Madison, Wis., branch office, will be responsible for serving 225 Illinois insurance agencies and 450 benefits representatives.

Nix has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Minnesota Life is a unit of Minnesota Mutual Companies Inc., St. Paul, Minn.