Christopher M. Hilger will become CEO of Securian Financial Group on Jan. 1.
Mr. Hilger is replacing Robert Senkler, who will remain chairman of the financial services company, spokeswoman Margaret Jensen said.
Mr. Hilger has been president of Securian since 2012, and he will retain that title, said a Securian news release. Mr. Hilger joined Securian in 2004.
“Preparing internal candidates for greater responsibility is a cornerstone of our culture,” Mr. Senkler said in the news release. “We have been working for the past several years to make this a successful leadership transition.”
Mr. Senkler, who has worked for Securian for 40 years, has been CEO since 1994.