Joe DiPaola | World Financial Group, Inc. Announces New President and CEO
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Announces New President and CEO
Transamerica's Joe DiPaola Named WFG's New President; WFG President Jack D. Linder Promoted to CEO
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
[Duluth, Ga.]-World Financial Group (WFG) announced two key executive leadership changes, positioning the company, its field leaders and employees to achieve even greater success in the coming decade.
Transamerica Life Insurance Company (Transamerica Life) Vice President Joe DiPaola has been named WFG's President, with current WFG President Jack D. Linder receiving a promotion to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
"Joe DiPaola and Jack D. Linder each bring formidable leadership skills and decades of industry experience that will allow the company, along with its field force and employees, to take World Financial Group to the next level in this new era in financial services," said Tim Stonehocker, president of the Life & Protection Group of the AEGON companies.
Before taking on his new role, DiPaola served as Chief Agency Officer for Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group (TIIG), a marketing unit of Transamerica Life.
DiPaola brings a wide range of field and executive experience to World Financial Group - as an agent and as a builder of an entrepreneurial sales organization.
He started his insurance and financial services career as a field agent, branch manager and general agent.
After running his own agency successfully for 10 years, DiPaola joined Transamerica Life as Senior Vice President of TIIG's Western Regional Marketing Center in 2006.
He earned a Business degree from Adams State College.
"I look forward to working with Jack and all of the dynamic leaders, field associates and employees at World Financial Group
to expand the reach of this great company and continue to serve the middle-income individuals and families that are the heart of our organization," said DiPaola
I am excited to work with Joe
, our field force, leadership team and employees to help more individuals and families get their financial houses in order and on track to their dreams," said Linder.