CHICAGO, IL, April 26, 2017 — North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Zimmerman as Sales Vice President. He will support independent life insurance agencies in his territory on implementing North American’s proven Partner Program, which helps Partner Agencies grow their business, in addition to consulting sales and marketing strategies, recruiting, and case placement.
“Steve joins us with great experience and a track record of success managing long-term relationships with brokerage distributors and driving overall sales and profitability,” said Garth A. Garlock, Senior Vice President & Chief Distribution Officer. “In addition to his professional achievements, his passion for our business and alignment with our culture make him a terrific fit for the role.”
Zimmerman will be responsible for assisting insurance agencies primarily in the Northeast quadrant of the United States, including the following key states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Prior to joining North American Company, Zimmerman was Regional Sales Director for Transamerica. Zimmerman has earned designations for Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). He holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management from Bentley University.
About North American Company
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 carriers 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.
Sammons® Financial Group is comprised of North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity GroupSM and Sammons® Corporate Markets Group, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc. and Sammons Financial Network® LLC, member FINRA
1. Source: Wink's Sales & Market Report, 2017
2. Source: LIMRA International, U.S. Retail Individual Life Insurance Sales, fourth quarter 2016 results. Sales based on annualized premium plus excess.