In this role, Long will oversee all sales activities for the region. He replaces Jason Crane, who was promoted to senior vice president and national sales director in August 2010. Long will be based in Chicago and will report to Crane.
According to the announcement, Long has an extensive background in national and regional retirement sales and new business development. He joins Transamerica from RSM McGladrey, Inc., where he served as the national director of sales, Human Capital Services.Long received his bachelor of science in business management from Cornell University and his master of business administration from Northwestern University.