Brian Griffin Named Vice President, Regional Markets at Fort Dearborn Life®

March 9, 2009


(CHICAGO) – March 9, 2009 – Fort Dearborn Life announces the appointment of Brian Griffin as vice president, regional markets. Griffin will be responsible for managing the sales team, developing distribution channels and increasing sales in the market category of employer groups up to 3000 lives.

“Brian is a visionary strategist and an inspirational leader,” said Tony Trani, president and CEO of Fort Dearborn Life. “He knows how to build top-performing sales teams by empowering each member to achieve his or her personal best— this will go a long way in optimizing the outcomes of our sales force. We are looking to significantly grow our market share and presence in this business.”

Brian has more than 15 years of experience in the life insurance industry and has been recognized industry-wide for his success in management of sales and multi-site business operations. Most recently, he served in a variety of senior management roles at MetLife, including vice president of sales (individual disability), vice president of regional sales and vice president of strategic alliances. Previously, he held positions at North American Life and Unum Life Insurance Company.

Brian received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University’s School of Business. He is a board member of the International Disability Income Society and a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU).

Insurance in New York is underwritten by Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company of New York (FDLNY), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company. FDLNY is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008.1


About Fort Dearborn Life

With 40 years of experience, Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company (FDL) is among the country’s leading providers of employee benefits. FDL markets group life, short- and long-term disability, dental and individual annuity programs. FDL has $2.2 billion in assets and $153 billion of life insurance in force. FDL is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, affirmed December 22, 2008,1 and is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard and Poor’s for financial strength in its most recent report. Insurance coverage is provided in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands. FDL is not licensed to sell insurance in New York. FDL is a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. For more information, please visit

John Myers
Manager, Corporate Communications


1A.M. Best Company rates the overall financial condition of a company using a scale of A++ (Superior) to F (In Liquidation).