Securian’s Geurkink Receives Retirement Industry Leadership Award
October 2, 2014 by Securian Financial Group, Inc.
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kerry L. Geurkink, manager, Securian Retirement Annuity Marketing, was honored with the prestigious Leadership Award from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI).
The IRI is the nonprofit trade association for the retirement income industry. Many of the nation’s largest life insurers, asset managers, and broker-dealers are members, and the IRI represents more than 150,000 financial professionals.
“The IRI Leadership Award was established to recognize extraordinary and innovative contributions to the association, and by extension, the retirement income industry,” said Cathy Weatherford, IRI President and CEO. “Kerry was nominated and selected by her industry peers in appreciation for her energy, dedication and commitment to IRI and the advancement of the industry. It is through these efforts that IRI has grown into the industry-leading organization it is today.”
Geurkink was recognized for her work with the IRI during a ceremony at its annual meeting September 29 at Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Kerry Geurkink has been active in the financial services industry for more than 30 years, with the majority of that time in the annuity and retirement income marketplace. She joined Securian in 1984 as a pension training representative and now leads the company’s individual annuity marketing unit.
At the IRI, she has led and participated in many committees that play important roles in guiding the development of the variable annuity industry, including:
- Retirement Income Committee (1998 – present)
- Board of Directors (2003-2005)
- Securities Regulatory and Advocacy Committee/Federal Affairs Committee (2001 – present)
- Education Committee (1996 – 2009)
Geurkink holds several securities registrations and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) designations. She earned bachelors and MBA degrees from Cardinal Stritch University, Minneapolis, MN.
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 offer a broad range of financial services.
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