Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Horsham, Pa., has named Jonathan Berniger as sales manager for 21st Century Financial, Penn Mutual’s career agency office in Columbus, Ohio. As sales manager, Berniger will work closely with the IFA Leadership team and managing partner, Charles R. Parks, to provide coaching and training to ensure continual development and producers’ success.

Berniger joins Penn Mutual after spending nearly eight years building his career at the Guardian Life Insurance Company. While at Guardian, Berniger worked as a career development supervisor, specializing in recruiting and training. In this position, Berniger achieved high levels of success and received the Presidential Citation Award (PCA) at the company for recruiting excellence five years in a row. Prior to his work as career development supervisor, Berniger was a life brokerage specialist and was responsible for wholesaling Guardian’s life product suite. Berniger’s particular areas of expertise are college and protection planning.

“Jonathan’s experience with training and providing mentorship for producers in the field will be a tremendous asset to our company and the overall growth of agency in Columbus” said Jonathan J. Pratt, CLF, Vice President, Career Agency System. “As sales manager, we expect Jonathan to continue to implement his expertise in the areas of recruiting and coaching that has been fundamental to his high level of success to this point in his career. We welcome Jonathan to our company and look forward to having him on our Penn Mutual team.”

Berniger holds a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a current member of the General Agents’ and Managers’ Association (GAMA).

Active in his community, Berniger is currently a member and acting treasurer for the Dublin Community Preschool board and is a member for the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, for which he is the co-chairman of the community golf outing and part of the Ambassador Club.

Berniger resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife Marcy and his two daughters. When he’s not at work, he enjoys playing golf, coaching kids and spending quality time with his family.