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Montpelier, Vermont – Jim Oppenlander has been appointed General Manager of National Life Group’s new Columbus, Ohio, agency.
In his new post, Oppenlander will lead market development and agent recruiting in Columbus for National Life Group, a Fortune 1000 company with $30 billion in assets under management.
“Jim's experience, regional connections, and impressive recruiting and sales results make him a dynamic addition to our growing career channel,” said Pam Blalock, senior vice president. “We have every confidence that the Columbus Agency will be an energetic presence in the Ohio region and will add great value to National Life Group.”
Prior to joining National Life, Oppenlander since 2001 was general agent and senior wealth strategist at Aviva’s Columbus agency. He has three decades of experience in the industry. He began his career as an agent with Jefferson Pilot and then spent 14 years with New York Life.
Oppenlander is a qualifying Court of the Table Million Dollar Round Table agent, holds the CLU and ChFC designations, and also holds the FINRA registration of Registered Principal. He and his wife, Lynne, have been married for 34 years and live in Dublin, Ohio. They have three adult children and one grandchild and are involved in their church and charitable events in the Columbus area.
The companies of National Life Group offer a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, and investments, and financial solutions in the form of estate, business succession and retirement planning strategies. They are a leading provider of 403(b) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans, primarily in the K-12 school marketplace.
Contact: Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866.
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vt., Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, Texas, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. All other entities are independent of Equity Services, Inc. Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated results of all National Life Group companies.