The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) has announced Mark Donaphon as Group Market Manager and Assistant Vice President for Sun Life’s Mid-Atlantic territory, encompassing Upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse); Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. “Mark’s new focus reflects our strategy to help our distribution team provide comprehensive advice across all product lines, Stop-Loss, Life, Disability, and Group Voluntary,” said Mike Joyce, VP and Regional Market Leader for Sun Life’s East region. “Backed by operations experts, our group market managers can now spend more time doing what they do best -- mentoring reps on-site and driving the collaboration that will provide the most innovative products and services to benefit brokers. This approach allows Sun Life to fully leverage Mark’s strong technical background and his expertise in our Core, Voluntary, and Stop-Loss products,” Joyce added. With over 13 years of employee benefits experience, Donaphon joined Sun Life in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the US. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1998, and a Masters of Business Administration from Villanova University, in Villanova, PA In 2005. A volunteer basketball and baseball coach, Mark also serves on the board of the Media, PA Youth Center. About Sun Life Financial Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Bermuda. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE), and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.