Securian Financial Group, Inc. announced the appointment of executive vice president Christopher M. Hilger, effective January 1, 2012. According to chairman and CEO Robert L. Senkler, Hilger succeeds Randy F. Wallake, vice chairman and president, who is retiring June 30, 2012. Hilger will be the sixteenth president in Securian’s 131-year history.
As president, Hilger, 47, will report to Senkler with accountability 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, In., that distributes insurance products and services to financial institutions.
“Chris grew up in the insurance industry and has a proven record of success as an entrepreneur and business leader who has played a key role in the development of Securian’s current growth strategies,” Senkler said.
“Preparing internal candidates for greater responsibility is a cornerstone of our culture. With Randy approaching retirement age, he and I have been working together for the past few years to make this a successful leadership transition.”