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Lincoln Financial Group Names Jared Nepa as Head of Life and MoneyGuard Distribution

Newly created role supports Lincoln’s focus on the future of distribution and fostering collaborative engagement with financial professionals to help them better serve their clients

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced that long-tenured leader, Jared Nepa, has been named senior vice president and head of Life and MoneyGuard distribution and is now a part of the company’s corporate leadership group, effective immediately.

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Jared Nepa, senior vice president and head of Life and MoneyGuard distribution (Photo: Business Wire)

Jared Nepa, senior vice president and head of Life and MoneyGuard distribution (Photo: Business Wire)

In this newly created position, Nepa will lead sales for Lincoln Financial’s life and executive benefits business as well as its long-term care business, focused on continuing to evolve wholesaler effectiveness and engagement with financial professionals.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant evolution in distribution activities, particularly in how we engage and interact with financial professionals and clients to best meet their needs,” said John Kennedy, executive vice president, chief distribution and brand officer, Lincoln Financial. “Lincoln has a vision for the future of distribution excellence, leveraging wholesaler effectiveness, training, innovation and technology, to make our teams more efficient and drive better outcomes for our financial professionals and clients. Jared is a highly regarded leader who has helped transform our annuities business and motivates his teams toward excellence. His vision and experience will lead our teams forward and ensure that distribution remains a competitive advantage for our organization.”

Nepa assumes his new role leading life, executive benefits and MoneyGuard distribution following more than five years as a vice president and national sales manager for annuities. Having joined the company in 2006, he is a 17-year veteran of Lincoln Financial, with significant experience in wholesaling and distribution leadership, holding several positions with increasing responsibility during his tenure. He is well-regarded for his ability to work across the enterprise to drive wholesaler effectiveness and engagement with financial professionals.

Nepa is a graduate of Colgate University. He holds FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 designations, as well as his Pennsylvania Producers Life Accident and Health license.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. As of December 31, 2022, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $299.2 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance as of June 30, 2023. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at


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