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Jackson Garners Multiple Industry And Community Awards In 2012

Jackson National Life Insurance Company ® (Jackson ®), a leading provider of retirement solutions with assets of $129.9 billion, earned numerous awards from business and community service organizations throughout 2012, highlighting Jackson’s commitment to community involvement and leadership in the financial services industry. This year’s recognitions include six awards for corporate social responsibility, one premier technology award, nine awards in business and sales categories, and more than two dozen awards in marketing excellence.

“These awards are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our associates who earned this recognition and make Jackson a great place to work every day,” said James Sopha, Jackson chief operating officer. “We are honored to be recognized as a leader in our industry and as an involved member of the communities where we live and work.”

Jackson’s corporate social responsibility awards in 2012 include:

  • CATA Clean Commute Business Challenge First Place Winner
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer of the Month
  • Gold “Involved” Award for our volunteer program from the Nashville Mayor’s office
  • Silver “Green” Award for our green building from the Nashville Mayor’s office
  • Silver “Healthy” Award for healthy workplace practices from the Nashville Mayor’s office
  • Lipscomb University Business with Purpose Award Winner

“Giving back is a major focus of the company, and Jackson has developed a robust and strategic charitable program that incorporates monetary and in-kind donations, as well as volunteer time,” said Sopha. “Corporate donations and sponsorships are directed to community enrichment programs and charitable organizations, with a particular focus on enhancing the lives of children and the elderly.”

In technology, Jackson Senior Vice President of Systems and Programming Mark Clark was selected for Insurance & Technology’s Elite Eight for Insurance CIO’s. “At Jackson, the business needs drive the IT agenda of the company,” said Sopha. “Our organization moves at a swift pace – specifically, in the design and implementation of new technology and products – which helps to position Jackson competitively within the market.”

Jackson received nine other business awards in 2012, including:

  • Detroit Free Press Top 100 Workplaces in Michigan
  • Nashville Business Journal Best Places to Work Winner
  • SQM Awards World Class Call Center Certification
  • SQM Awards Highest Customer Satisfaction in the Financial Sector
  • Ranked first among variable annuity (VA) providers for advisor loyalty in the 2012 Cogent Research Advisor Brandscape report
  • Achieved the top ranking in the Cogent Research Advisor Brandscape report for satisfaction with external wholesaler support among VA providers, and ranked second for satisfaction with internal wholesaler support among VA providers
  • Cogent Research Advisor Touchpoints™ 2012 report ranked Jackson number one in connecting with advisors and prospects, and for internal and external wholesaler activity
  • The 10th annual NOVA Platinum Award for Visionary Leadership awarded to Michael Bell, president and chief executive officer of Jackson affiliate, Curian Capital, LLC (Curian)
  • Curian also took home the NOVA Platinum Award in the Creativity in Marketing category

In addition, Jackson’s marketing department earned more than two dozen awards from various industry and communications organizations throughout 2012 for their creative and design excellence.

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