Securian Financial Group said it has promoted three staffers from manager to director-level positions.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of insurance, investment and retirement services said this week they are Laurie Fenwick, Angela Schema and Linda Sonterre.
Fenwick has been with Securian since 1988 and is a benefits specialist who was promoted to director of compensation, payroll and human resources information services.
Schema joined the company in 2007 as a marketing communications account representative and has been promoted to director of communications and market research.
Sonterre was hired in 1987 as an actuarial analyst and technician and now is director of individual annuity product development, Securian said.
“In a business like ours, where the products are intangible, our people become our product,” said Kathleen Pinkett, Securian’s senior vice president of human resources and corporate development. “We believe retaining good people and developing their potential for expanded accountability is fundamental to our success.”
Pinkett said Securian’s internal promotion rate in 2012 was 85% and the employee retention rate was 96%.