Colonial Life names Russ Plyler to head Northwest Region

Plyler will lead sales and recruiting efforts across 18 states

Russ Plyler COLUMBIA, S.C. (Sept. 1, 2017) — Russ Plyler has been named vice president of sales for Colonial Life’s Northwest region. Plyler is responsible for leading the company’s distribution teams in the 18-state Northwest Region, including northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, northern Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

Plyler has more than 21 years of insurance industry experience in a variety of sales development, benefits enrollment and customer service roles. He most recently served as vice president of field development, where his team was responsible for laying the foundation for leadership development of territory sales managers, district general agents and agency development managers. 

Plyler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., and attended the Darden Business School of Business Executive Leadership Program. 

For more information about Colonial Life’s products and services or opportunities with the company, contact Plyler at 803-678-5685 or email him at RCPlyler@ColonialLife.com

About Colonial Life

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 80,000 businesses and organizations, representing more than 3 million of America’s workers and their families. For more information visit www.coloniallife.com or connect with the company at www.facebook.com/coloniallifebenefits, www.twitter.com/coloniallife and www.linkedin.com/company/colonial-life.