WEST DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2012) - Midland National welcomes Kevin Paulson as Vice President & Chief Distribution Officer. In his new leadership role, Kevin will provide strategic vision, development, and further enhancement of Midland National's distribution channels including Agent Direct, Bank, Broker Dealer, 403(b), and Institutional markets.
Kevin comes to Midland National with an impressive background and over 25 years of comprehensive experience in the insurance industry. Most recently Vice President with MetLife, Kevin held various strategic leadership roles in U.S. Business Distribution, Retirement & Wealth Strategies, Annuity, Operations, and Service Delivery. Prior to that, Kevin had a diverse 15-year career with ING ReliaStar Financial, highlighted by leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of ReliaStar Retirement Plans business segment. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Economics, successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant exam, and currently holds FINRA Series 63, 7, and 24 licenses.
"We are pleased to have Kevin join our team," stated Cindy Reed, President of Sammons Annuity Group. "With his extensive background and leadership experience, Kevin brings an innovative perspective on business vision and strategies which will strengthen our current and future marketplace opportunities and performance."
Midland National offers a diverse portfolio of fixed index annuities and holds strong industry ratings. According to AnnuitySpecs, 1st Quarter 2012 Indexed Sales & Market Report, Midland National ranks 6th among its U.S. competitor carriers.
About Midland National
Midland National Life Insurance Company is a member company of Sammons Financial Group, a group of insurance and financial companies that are owned by Sammons Enterprises, Inc. and share resources and services for optimal efficiency and growth. With production, product development, management and operations based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Sammons Annuity Group, a division of Midland National, manufactures and distributes annuity products through over 17,000 independent agents in 49 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, contact Judy Thorpe at 515-327-5816, 4350 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266.