Don Messier has been appointed Vice President and Treasurer for National Life Group in Montpelier, Vt.

Messier began his career with the company in 2000 in the Financial Management Group. His strong business acumen and drive for results have been recognized time and again as he was promoted first to Director for Financial Analysis and subsequently 2nd Vice President for Financial Analysis and Reporting. In 2004, Messier took on the lead financial role within NLFA — the company’s career distribution channel — and in early 2005 was promoted to Vice President for Finance and Strategic Planning. Since 2006, Messier has also served as the financial officer for the broker-dealer, Equity Services, Inc. and his financial role expanded to include independent distribution in 2009.

Messier graduated from the University of Vermont in 1991 with his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s in Business Administration in 1999. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the Vermont Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs.

He lives in Essex Junction, Vt., with his wife and two children.