Royal Neighbors of America recently announced the promotion of Chris Seistrup to Chief Operating Officer for the Rock Island, Ill.-based non-profit fraternal organization. In his new role, he will oversee the organization’s national sales operations and the customer support, member services, claims, document management, and underwriting departments.

Seistrup began his tenure with Royal Neighbors of America in 2007 as the National Sales Executive. A 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, he has extensive experience in sales, operations, and underwriting. Prior to joining Royal Neighbors, he held executive positions at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in California, Vik Brothers Insurance Company in North Carolina, and Crum & Forster Insurance Company in New Jersey. Seistrup has recently served on the Board of Directors of The San Diego Burn Institute. An Illinois native, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from Northern Illinois University.

“Chris was instrumental in our record-breaking life insurance and annuity sales in 2009,” said Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors President/CEO. “Under his leadership, we successfully expanded our product distribution system and now have nearly 5,000 agents selling our insurance offerings nationwide. His expertise and experience in the insurance field will help us continue the growth we’ve seen in the past few years.”

For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, call (800) 627-4762, or visit www.royalneighbors.org.