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Christopher Hilger to Lead Securian Financial Group

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Securian Financial Group, Inc. will have a new president come January.

Securian Financial, St. Paul, Minn., announced on Tuesday the appointment of Executive Vice President Christopher M. Hilger as president. The company says the appointment will be effective January 1.

Hilger succeeds Randy Wallake, Securian’s vice chairman and president, who is retiring June 30, 2012. Hilger will be the sixteenth president in Securian’s 131-year history.

Securian says that Hilger, 47, will report to Chairman and CEO Robert Senkler, and will be accountable for all of Securian’s insurance businesses and its Information Services technology division. Hilger also serves as CEO of Allied Solutions LLC, a Securian subsidiary headquartered in Indianapolis, which distributes insurance products and services to financial institutions.

A 25-year veteran of the insurance industry, Hilger joined Securian in 2004 when the company purchased Allied Solutions, a distributor in the financial institution market. In 2007, he was named senior vice president of Securian’s Financial Institution Group; and, in 2010 he was promoted to executive vice president with the added accountability for the company’s Group Insurance business.

In the St. Paul community, Hilger serves on the board of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.