The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has named Kevin Benjamin as vice president of career agency distribution.

In his new role, Benjamin will lead the general agency regional vice presidents, financial representative recruiting, training and middle management teams in addition to his current responsibilities.

He will continue to report to Don Sullivan, senior vice president and head of Agency Distribution, and Park Avenue Securities.

Sullivan said that Kevin has contributed significantly to Guardian’s growth in terms of career development manager recruiting, new agency integration and improvement of many of our recruiting systems.

"In his expanded role, we expect Kevin to have an even bigger impact on building Guardian’s agency distribution system, one of the company’s great strengths," Sullivan said.

Benjamin joined Guardian in 2009 as field vice president to lead the new agency recruiting and integration team.