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Christopher M. Hilger

Also Known As Chris Hilgera

CEO of Securian Financial Group

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Chris Hilger is a Chairman, President and CEO at Securian Financial Group, Inc.

Chris oversees strategy and management of the company’s insurance, investment and retirement business lines. Chris’ collaborative leadership style and broad management experience have contributed to Securian Financials’ consistently strong financial results. Securian Financial is the ninth largest insurance company based on total life insurance business in force.

With over 30 years in corporate leadership positions, Chris has proven experience in distribution development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and financial management.

Chris joined Securian Financial in 2004 when Securian acquired Allied Solutions, one of the largest independent distribution organizations serving the financial institution market. At that time, he became a member of our senior management team, progressively moving into positions of greater responsibility before being named president in 2012. He has served as chief executive officer since 2015 and was named chairman in 2017.

Chris serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota, Donaldson Company and the St. Paul Downtown Alliance. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership. Past affiliations include board service on the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundations and participation on the Itasca Project’s First 1000 Days task force.

Joined my current company 16 years ago when my partners and I sold our company to Securian Financial. Initially, I didn’t know what

to expect, but I quickly found that the importance of what Securian Financial does every day really resonates with me. I see the positive impact we have on peoples’ lives and I am privileged to work with some extremely talented and dedicated people whose values align with mine. I’ve learned over my career how important it is to work for a company you believe in…and I do. Securian Financial believes that living with a sense of purpose matters in business, in the community and in our personal lives.

Serve on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. I am also co-chair of the St. Paul Downtown Alliance and a member

of the executive committee for the Minnesota Business Partnership. In my spare time, you’ll find me with my family, outdoors or on the squash court.


  • B.S., Finance - Indiana University Bloomington


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