Lincoln Financial Distributors, the intermediary distribution company of Lincoln Financial Group, has appointed Kelly Bush as new regional sales director with the Institutional Retirement Solutions Distribution (IRSD) team.

As a regional sales director, Bush will responsible for selling Lincoln’s defined contribution, open-architecture solution, the Lincoln Alliance Program, to financial representatives across Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.

Based in California, he will report to national sales director of Lincoln’s Institutional Retirement Solutions team, Aaron Moore.

Prior to Lincoln Financial, he was a regional vice president for Pentegra Retirement Services from during 2009 to 2011.

He has over 14 years of experience in financial services and insurance and also served in a range of sales positions with The Standard, ICMA-RC and Nationwide Retirement Solutions.