Security Benefit Appoints Two Regional Vice Presidents for Education Channel

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TOPEKA, Kan., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the U.S. retirement market, announced today two new Regional Vice Presidents in its Education sales distribution channel. Korie Henry will oversee the Southern California region, while Matt Rocha will oversee the Pennsylvania and Ohio market.

Henry, who started his career with Security Benefit in 2012, received his MBA from Washburn University, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance from Missouri Southern State University. Henry holds FINRA series 6 and 63 licenses. He resides in Orange County, Calif.

"We're pleased to bring Korie back as a Regional Vice President, as his passion for client service will be an asset to financial advisors seeking to create a roadmap to and through retirement for their communities' educational employees," said Mark Turner, Western Division Manager for the Education Channel, Security Benefit.

Rocha has been promoted to Regional Vice President for Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rocha holds FINRA series 6 and 63 licenses, as well as state life licenses. He resides in Mars, Pa.

"Matt's in-depth knowledge of the retirement marketplace for educators will be a tremendous resource for advisors and their clients when it comes to successfully navigating the ever-changing retirement landscape," said Jim Kiley, Eastern Division Manager for the Education Channel, Security Benefit.

Security Benefit has worked with educational employees for more than 40 years and has unique insights into the challenges today's educators face when planning for retirement. As the exclusive provider for the National Education Association, Security Benefit partners with independent financial advisors to deliver a suite of solutions to meet the retirement needs of education professionals from early career to and through retirement.

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