TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Stevens as its new Senior Vice President, Retail Sales for our Foresters Financial Services, Inc. distribution network, effective immediately.

Bill brings 28 years of sales leadership to Foresters, most recently with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as Vice President and Chief Agency Officer. In that role, he was responsible for their career distribution system representing 26 agencies and 800 Advisors. Bill was also tasked with the creation and implementation of long-term strategy and tactics for growth and development in future high-impact markets. Previously, he managed many significant projects while at Guardian Insurance.

“Bill’s deep knowledge and experience in the U.S. investment and insurance markets is a major asset to Foresters,” said Blake Moore, President, North American Asset Management, Foresters Financial. “His track record of managing a career sales force, developing and training new representatives and guiding a nationwide organization aligns well with our organization.” The Foresters Financial Services sales organization is comprised of over 500 Representatives in 44 offices throughout the U.S.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Long Island University, a Master of Science, Financial Service (MSFS) from The American College of Financial Services, and he’s earned both a Chartered Life Underwriting (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation.

About Foresters Financial

Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities. Foresters Financial has assets of $17.7 billion, liabilities of $15.7 billion, total funds under management of $45.1 billion and a surplus of $2 billion (all figures in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2017). For more information, visit foresters.com.

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Foresters Financial™ and Foresters™ are the trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9 and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. Foresters Financial Services, Inc. is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

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