Sun Life Promotes Two in Employee Benefits Group

November 24, 2008 ( - The U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc.says that its Employee Benefits Group has appointed Christopher J. Quinn to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Drew J. Niziak to Executive Vice President and Director of Sales.

Quinn will be responsible for driving the broader group benefits business strategy for the Employee Benefits Group by, according to the announcement, “positioning the sales organization for increased productivity and efficiency, and analyzing market intelligence and insights in support of its product and service activities.” He joined Sun Life in 2003 and was most recently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Life Financial Distributors, Inc.

Niziak will oversee all sales activities related to the Employee Benefits Group, including managing the seven group sales regions consisting of 34 group offices and over 175 sales representatives. He also will be responsible for key broker and strategic partnership programs. Niziak joined Sun Life in 1993 and was most recently Vice President, Distribution.

“These appointments reflect our commitment to create more external focus across the entire business,” said Michael E. Shunney, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Employee Benefits Group. “Both Chris and Drew bring extensive marketplace experience and leadership to their new, expanded roles, assuring that we have the robust organization necessary to continue our aggressive growth.”