Lincoln Financial Network Names Joseph Gaeckle as Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives

Lincoln Financial Network (LFN), the retail wealth management affiliate
of Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC), announced today that Joseph
Gaeckle has been named vice president, national director of Enterprise
Initiatives for Lincoln Financial Advisors (LFA). In this newly created
role, Joe will be integrally involved in LFA’s business initiatives
including the development of affiliation strategies for ensemble
practices and succession planning – issues of growing importance to
advisors. He will also partner with LFN’s national recruiting team to
develop best practices aligned with firm growth and support Lincoln
sales efforts nationwide for LFA in an effort to improve the overall
advisor experience with Lincoln.

“Joe has been a positive driver of our corporate culture and our
advisor-first mentality of service and support to provide the best
experience for our advisors,” said John DiMonda, senior vice president
and head of LFA. “I look forward to continuing to work with him in this
new role as we focus on building the tools, resources and programs to
help our advisors successfully build and grow their practices while also
supporting our sales growth strategy.”

Gaeckle joined Lincoln in 2013 as a Managing Principal for LFA, leading
the Greater Philadelphia region of financial planners and staff as well
as a local operations support team. He most recently served as regional
director of Advisor Acquisition for LFA, driving new advisor recruiting
into the broker-dealer and supporting enterprise sales growth across
Lincoln’s products including Life, Annuity and RPS sales. Prior to
joining Lincoln, Gaeckle spent five years at Waddell & Reed in roles of
increasing responsibility in recruiting and business planning. He
started his career at The Hartford/PLANCO, achieving top status as a
regional marketing director. Gaeckle graduated from LaSalle University
in Philadelphia, PA and holds Life and Health Insurance, Series 6, 7,
63, 65, & 24 and CMFC designations. He is an active member of the
Financial Planning Association and the SIFMA Securities Industry

About Lincoln Financial Network

Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and
financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes
Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corp.,
both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,900
representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout
the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer
financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life
products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent
individuals, business owners, and families. Lincoln Financial Group is
the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) and its
affiliates. Find us on LinkedIn,
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About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower
people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and
optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement,
insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their
lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against
long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln
Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation
(NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets
under management as of March 31, 2018. Lincoln Financial Group is a
committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best
Employers for 2018, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018
Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com.
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