Security Benefit Names Jamal Ford New Regional Vice President

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Benefit has promoted Jamal Ford to regional vice president for Northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Ford joined Security Benefit as an internal sales consultant in 2012 and was later promoted to the role of e-wholesaler. Based out of Mesquite, Texas, Ford will work to build and support relationships with financial advisors throughout his territory.

"We're excited to have Jamal Ford join the Security Benefit field team," said Mark Turner, Security Benefit's western division manager. "Jamal knows the region well, and his experience with independent financial advisors in Northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas will help those advisors and their clients navigate today's complex retirement landscape with confidence."

Prior to joining Security Benefit, Ford was a branch sales manager with CoreFirst Bank and Trust. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Washburn University and has his Series 6, 63 and Life Insurance licenses.

"Jamal has spent the last three years deepening his knowledge of the retirement savings and retail markets as part of our internal sales team," said Kurt Auleta, Security Benefit's vice president, head of inside sales and distribution operations. "This depth of knowledge has given Jamal the tools and experience necessary to help advisors create successful retirement outcomes for their clients."

About Security Benefit

Security Benefit, a 123-year-old, Kansas-based insurance company with approximately $30 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2015), is a leading retirement savings and income solutions provider. Through a combination of innovative products, exceptional investment management and a unique distribution strategy, Security Benefit is a leader in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments. To learn more about Security Benefit, visit www.securitybenefit.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Peter MacKellar, Communications Strategy Group (303) 433-7020 pmackellar@csg-pr.com Chad Liby, Security Benefit (785) 438-3345 chad.liby@securitybenefit.com

Source: Security Benefit