Four Securian Execs Promoted by Board of Directors


Tuesday, March 8, 2011 4:15 pm CST


ST. PAUL, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At its February meeting, the Securian Financial Group board of directors approved the promotions of four corporate officers.

Leslie Chapman, chief risk officer and chief actuary, was promoted to senior vice president. Chapman joined Securian in 1976 as an actuarial trainee. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN.

Dave LePlavy, treasurer and controller, also was promoted to senior vice president. He joined Securian in 1979 as an auditor trainee. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. LePlavy carries the CPA, CIA and FLMI designations.

Rick Ayers was promoted to vice president and will assume leadership of the retirement plan product line, including plan sponsor servicing, financial management, due diligence and financial operations. Ayers joined Securian in 1986 as an assistant management services analyst after earning a bachelor’s degree at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He also has earned the FLMI and AIF designations.

Larry Cochrane was appointed vice president and will lead all retail product distribution. Cochrane joined Securian in 2006 as national sales vice president of independent distribution and led the successful development and growth of Securian’s Independent Distribution Group. Cochrane has a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, Providence, RI.

Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, it is the holding company parent of a group of companies that include Minnesota Life Insurance Company, Advantus Capital Management, Allied Solutions, Capital Financial Group, Cherokee National Life Insurance Company, CNL/Insurance America, Personal Finance Company, Securian Financial Services, Inc., Securian Casualty Company, Securian Life Insurance Company and Securian Trust Company.

DOFU – 03-2011

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