Robert Senkler


Securian Financial Group




St. Paul booster and native Robert Senkler worked his way up from an actuarial trainee in 1974 to CEO of St. Paul’s privately held insurance giant Securian. As CEO, he is credited with doubling sales to $4.2 billion and leading the firm through several metamorphoses—including its conversion from Minnesota Life to Securian. When he retired in late 2014, Securian was one the strongest insurance companies in the country, providing $1 trillion in insurance protection to 15 million people. He is known for building one of the state’s best workplace cultures, as well as for his down-to-earth management style.