Securian’s Binger Joins Listening House Board

Maggie Jensen, APR, Media Relations Consultant, 651-665-7558

St. Paul, MN, May 30 – Richard A. Binger, a director of information technology at Securian Financial Group, was elected to the board of directors for Listening House in downtown St. Paul.

Listening House often is referred to as the Living Room for the Homeless. It offers a basic safety net of services, complemented with those provided by volunteer professionals and other social service agencies. Approximately 200 single adult men and women find refuge from life on the streets at Listening House, located in the Catholic Charities building at 215 West Ninth Street in St. Paul.

Binger, 48, says he will use the leadership skills he developed during his 26 years at Securian and from his involvement with other nonprofit agencies to help Listening House meet a growing need.

“Listening House provides a critical service to the homeless in downtown St. Paul,” said Binger, who was elected to a two year board term. “I look forward to helping address current growth and sustainability challenges so that Listening House can continue to support adults who rely on its services.” Binger, Lino Lakes, MN, joined Securian in 1986. He is one of more than 80 Securian employees who serve on the boards of directors of local nonprofit agencies.

Securian Financial Group was the smallest employer among the 13 that raised $1 million or more for the 2011 Greater Twin Cities United Way fundraising campaign. Additionally, the Securian Foundation contributed more than $2 million in cash gifts in 2011 and approximately $1 million in volunteer services and in-kind gifts to the community.

Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, it is the holding company parent of a group of companies that include Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company, a New York admitted insurer. Securian employs more than 2,400 at its corporate headquarters in downtown St. Paul and more than 3,600 employees nationwide.

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