DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - Sammons Annuity Group, a division of Sammons Financial Group, is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Smith as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Broker Dealer and Bank Distribution. He will be responsible for refining and implementing the bank and broker dealer strategy.

"We're very excited to have Greg as a member of our team," stated Cindy Reed, President of Sammons Annuity Group. "His expertise and experience in building highly profitable marketing and distribution systems of financial products will prove valuable as we seek to grow our organization to the next level."

Smith joins Sammons Annuity Group with nearly 20 years of executive sales and marketing experience that includes recruiting and building high-performing sales organizations in the insurance industry. Throughout his career, he has successfully demonstrated his leadership as a member of some of the leading insurance distribution teams in the U.S.

Sammons Annuity Group is responsible for production, product development, management and operations of a wide-variety of traditional and fixed index annuities through Midland National® Life Insurance Company and North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®. The combined sales of the Annuity Division consistently rank within the top 10 Indexed Annuity carriers in the U.S. (Source:, Quarterly Indexed Sales & Market Report).

Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG) is the parent of a group of member companies under the insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. These consist of retirement products, annuities, variable annuities1, variable life insurance1, and life insurance (including bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance). The member companies of SFG include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity Group and Sammons Corporate Markets Group, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit

1Securities distributed by Sammons Financial Network® LLC, member FINRA. Insurance products are issued by Midland National® Life Insurance Company (West Des Moines, IA). Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc. provides administrative services. Sammons Financial Network® LLC, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, and Sammons Retirement Solutions are affiliated companies and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Sammons Enterprises, Inc. of Dallas, Texas.

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Associate Vice President
Corporate Communications
Phone: (312) 648-7776
Fax: (312) 648-7770