MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ING U.S. announced today that its Insurance Solutions business has named Dave Wilken as head of individual life distribution. In this leadership role, Wilken will oversee all individual life sales distribution channels with a focus on growth in the accumulation and indexed market segments. Wilken will report directly to Butch Britton, chief executive officer of ING U.S. Insurance Solutions. His appointment is effective June 1st.
Wilken has spent the past 27 years of his career at ING U.S., in roles of increasing responsibility within the company's retail life insurance business. Most recently he served as senior vice president of the independent life sales channel. Wilken began his career at ING U.S. in accounting and finance positions for the life and annuity businesses.
Wilken succeeds Dan Mulheran as head of the individual life distribution team. Mulheran, who retires on July 1st, was instrumental in the impressive growth of the ING U.S. life insurance business during his 11 year tenure. In addition, he led the expansion of distribution relationships into new areas such as multicultural and specialty markets.
"Dan's insight and leadership will be greatly missed, but he has assembled a strong team and a solid foundation for our company to build upon as it executes its strategy to support Americans with their retirement readiness and financial protection needs," commented Britton. "Dave has played a key role in growing our distribution partnerships and visibility in the marketplace as an insurance leader. As an example of our company's talented bench strength, I am confident Dave will continue to help us deliver the products and services our partners have come to expect from us while uncovering new and innovative ways for us to serve our diverse customers."
Wilken earned a B.S. in accounting from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He currently serves as a member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) and a board member of BestPrep, a non-profit that helps educate Minnesota students on business, career, financial literacy and life skills.
ING U.S. Insurance Solutions offers comprehensive tools, resources and education to its individual life distribution network, with a focus on accumulation and indexed offerings. These diverse solutions help more Americans achieve their retirement and income protection goals.
ING U.S. (NYSE: VOYA), which plans to rebrand in the future as Voya Financial, serves the financial needs of approximately 13 million individual and institutional customers with a comprehensive array of retirement, investment and insurance products and services, including retirement plans, IRA rollovers and transfers, stable value, institutional investment management, mutual funds, alternative investments, life insurance, employee benefits, fixed and indexed annuities and financial planning. Our dedicated workforce of more than 7,000 employees is focused on ING U.S.'s mission to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family and one institution at a time. ING U.S.'s vision is to be America's Retirement Company™. For more information, visit http://ing.us.
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