Securian Names Hilger Next CEO at FI Insurer
Securian Financial Group President Christopher Hilger will become CEO on Jan. 1 upon the retirement of current Chairman/CEO Robert Senkler, the St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of insurance services to financial institutions said Friday.
Hilger, 49, will be the 13th CEO in the company’s 134-year history, the company said. He became president in 2012 and remains CEO of Allied Solutions LLC, the Indianapolis-based Securian subsidiary the parent company acquired in 2004.
Senkler, 61, has been CEO for the past 20 years and will remain as Securian’s board chair, the announcement said.
“Preparing internal candidates for greater responsibility is a cornerstone of our culture. We have been working for the past several years to make this a successful leadership transition,” Senkler said.
Securian said it now provides more than $1 trillion in insurance coverage. The company occupies more than 1 million square feet of office space in downtown St. Paul and employs more than 3,700 people nationwide.