Marty Kennedy joins Midland National

Financial services veteran, Marty Kennedy, to lead independent broker/dealer distribution

West Des Moines, Iowa, UNITED STATES

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading insurance and annuity financial services company Midland National® Life Insurance Company (Midland National), a member company of Sammons® Financial Group (SFG), announced the recent hiring of Marty Kennedy as vice president of distribution and sales, independent broker/dealer. Kennedy is an established financial services professional with over 25-years of experience in sales, recruiting, and marketing.

In this role, Kennedy will oversee Midland National’s development of its independent broker/dealer distribution channel and strategy. His responsibilities will also include broker/dealer relationship management; building and management of a wholesaling team; and working closely with existing distribution teams to maximize opportunities. In addition, Kennedy will work closely with other SFG divisions to leverage future broker/dealer opportunities.

“Marty’s diverse sales and recruiting background in both the life and broker/dealer environment will be of immense value to the company,” said Jerry Blair, chief distribution officer of SFG’s life division. “This experience in combination with his past leadership roles makes us excited to have him on our team.”

Previous to this, Kennedy led the general agency life division sales team at Lincoln Financial. He has held numerous leadership roles with Allianz Life, LPL Financial, and Crump Life Insurance Services. Kennedy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Asheville where he received a degree in economics.

About Midland National

For more than 110 years, Midland National has been an industry leader, crediting the company’s strength to its commitment to stability, innovation and dedicated customer service. Midland National is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and has earned an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best, a large third-party independent reporting and rating company that rates an insurance company on the basis of the company's financial strength, operating performance and ability to meet its ongoing obligations to policyholders. This rating is the second highest out of 15 categories, was affirmed by A.M. Best for Midland National as part of Sammons Financial Group on August 2, 2018. 

Founded as Dakota Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1906, Midland National Life Insurance Company has protected families and preserved legacies for generations. Midland National is one of the leading insurance companies in America. Midland National is a member of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. With its Annuity Division located in West Des Moines, Iowa, and its Life Operations location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Midland National operates in 49 states and the District of Columbia through its 12,000 licensed sales professionals. For more information, visit

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