Lincoln Financial Group Names Ken Solon CIO

Solon joined Lincoln Financial in 2008 and most recently served as senior VP, responsible for Enterprisewide Information Technology, Administrative Services and LFG’s Digital Business Group.

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Lincoln Financial Group (Radnor, Pa.) has appointed Kenneth S. Solon executive VP and chief information officer, effective immediately. Solon reports to Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO of Lincoln Financial Group, and he also has a seat on the company’s Senior Management Committee.

Kenneth S. Solon, EVP, CIO, Lincoln Financial Group.

Kenneth S. Solon, EVP, CIO, Lincoln Financial Group.

Solon joined Lincoln Financial in 2008. He most recently served as senior VP, responsible for Enterprisewide Information Technology, Administrative Services and the company’s Digital Business Group. Prior to that, he served as the head of Shared Services and was responsible for Customer Service for Lincoln Financial’s Individual Life, Individual Annuity and Retirement Plan Services business lines, Licensing, Commissions and Claims.

“With a distinguished background that includes a proven track record of successfully leading IT initiatives, Ken is the perfect individual to help us elevate the role technology plays as a strategic driver of business objectives,” comments Glass. “I congratulate Ken on this important appointment, and I am confident that his expanded leadership of our talented IT team will yield significant contributions moving forward, with enhancing the customer experience notable among them.”

Dennis R. Glass, President & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group.

Dennis R. Glass, President & CEO, Lincoln Financial Group.

Prior to his tenure at Lincoln Financial, Ken spent the first 13 years of his career working at Chase Manhattan Bank Corporation, followed by nine years at Prudential Financial. While at Chase, Ken managed Operations and Information Technology functions domestically, as well as in Europe and Asia. At Prudential, he managed the company’s Operations and Information Technology transition from being a mutually held life insurance company to one that is publicly-traded.

Solon received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. He also holds Series 6 and 26 Registrations.

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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