WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has bestowed the Patriot Award on Greg Bonzagni, vice president of national sales at Sammons Retirement Solutions (SRS), a division of Sammons Financial Group. The Patriot Award is an honor awarded to supervisors or bosses who have supported employees that are serving in the National Guard or Reserve. Bonzagni was nominated by his employee, Joshua Smith, Major of the Iowa Air National Guard, 132nd Wing.

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“Greg has been very supportive over the past several years with my military involvement,” said Smith. “Whenever I have taken time off for training or military duty, he always expresses his appreciation for my service. Bonzagni’s encouragement, interest and support have been extremely helpful during the times leading up to and returning from military duty,” Smith added.

“The support and appreciation he has shown Josh for his service makes Greg the right person for this award,” said Bill Lowe, president of the SRS division where both Smith and Bonzagni work. “Josh’s service and Greg’s effort to be flexible to Josh’s needs is representative of our culture here at Sammons. We are all proud to work for an organization that appreciates our military men and women.”

ESGR is Department of Defense program established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. The organization provides education, consultation, and if necessary, mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. For more information about ESGR, such as volunteer opportunities or outreach programs, visit www.ESGR.mil or call 1-800-294-6607.

For more information about Sammons Retirement Solutions, visit the website at www.srslivewell.com.

About Sammons Retirement Solutions
Sammons Retirement Solutions (SRS) provides simple, innovative and straightforward solutions that can help individuals live well in retirement. The LiveWell Retirement Series, brought to advisers by SRS, is distributed by Sammons Financial Network, member FINRA. 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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Securities 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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