WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Christopher Conroy as vice president, annuity sales. Conroy will establish the sales direction and initiatives for North American Annuities, part of Sammons Independent Annuity Distribution, a division of Sammons® Financial Group. 

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“Chris has a proven track record as a sales leader with experience at product manufacturers and distributors including both life insurance and annuities,” said Sammons Independent Annuity Distribution’s Chief Distribution Officer, Ann Hughes. “His strong background in combination with his professional drive to create high performing sales teams and achieve results makes us excited to have him join our organization.”

Conroy will be chiefly responsible for developing and managing the sales and distributions strategy for North American IMO/MGA distribution which includes expansion of management of the sales team and expansion of distribution.

Previous to his position at North American, Conroy served as senior vice president of national accounts at CreativeOne Marketing Corporation. Conroy has been awarded the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation. He received his Bachelor of Science in communications studies from Northwestern University, his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Kansas School Of Business.


North American Company for Life and Health Insurance is a member of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. Since 1886, North American has established a tradition of providing quality insurance products to consumers throughout the U.S. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of term, universal life, and indexed universal life insurance products. North American also offers a wide variety of traditional fixed and fixed index annuities and consistently ranks among the top fixed index annuity carrier in the U.S.1 In 2016, we ranked number 10 in life insurance sales, as part of Sammons Financial Group.2 For more information, please visit www.northamericancompany.com.

1 Source: Wink’s Sales & Market Report

2 Source: LIMRA International, U.S. Retail Individual Life Insurance Sales, fourth quarter 2016 results. Sales based on annualized premium plus excess.

Sammons® Financial Group is comprised of North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, Sammons Retirement Solutions®, Inc. and Sammons Financial Network®, LLC, member FINRA.


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Corporate Communications
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