Sammons Financial Group Names Chris Regione Chief Underwriter

WEST DES MOINES, IA - Nov. 14, 2019 – Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Regione to associate vice president, chief underwriter. In his new role, Regione will oversee the technical teams and the continual development of the organization’s underwriting fraud detection capabilities.

 “Chris is passionate about risk management, and innovative methods to meet today’s customer expectations,” said Jeannie Iannello, vice president of life new business and underwriting. “He will help establish our underwriting strategy and refine standards to differentiate us in the ever-changing marketplace.”

 With over 20 years of insurance underwriting experience, Regione has expertise with both traditional and emerging risk selection methods, and has worked successfully with reinsurers and distribution partners as underwriting strategies evolve. He joined Sammons Financial Group in 2018, and most recently served as associate chief underwriter for North American Company for Life and Health Insurance ®, an SFG member company.  Prior to joining SFG, Regione served as the underwriting associate vice president for marketing and services at Munich Re. He also has underwriting experience at Genworth, Securian Financial (formerly Minnesota Life) and American General.  

Regione was the past president of the Chicago Underwriting Association. Currently, he is vice chairman of the education committee for the Association of Home Office Underwriters. He has an MBA from the University of St. Mary and has attained designations as a Fellow, Academy Life Underwriting (FALU), Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC).

About Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.

The companies of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. help families and businesses protect their future to enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., Sammons Financial Group is privately owned with member companies that are among the most enduring and stable in the financial services industry. Our companies include Midland National® Life Insurance Company (including Sammons® Corporate Markets); North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®; and  Sammons Institutional GroupSM (including Midland Retirement Distributors® and  Sammons Retirement Solutions®). Together, we offer today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment®.