Lincoln National elects general counsel

US company Lincoln National Corporation has elected Dennis Schoff to the position of general counsel and senior vice-president

He steps into the shoes of Tom Hunter, who has decided to retire. Lincoln National is the parent company of the Lincoln Financial Group of companies. It provides annuities, life insurance, pensions, mutual funds and a variety of insurance services. Schoff has worked at Lincoln since 1990, when he joined the investment section of the law division. Prior to moving in-house, he was a lawyer at Cincinnati firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister.