Lance Carlson is the new president of the Carlson Financial Group of North Platte, the company announced Jan. 27.
Randy Carlson, the organizationís founder, and president since 1979, will remain with the firm in a producer and support capacity.
Lance Carlson has also assumed leadership of the Barry Carlson Agency in eastern
Nebraska. The merger of the two organizations includes agents mainly in Nebraska, but also in several other Midwest states. Carlson Financial Group will now be affiliated with more than 150 representatives.
The Carlson Financial Group has been one of the area's leading financial services firms during the past 34 years, and has won many company and industry awards for production, customer service and agent development.
CFG and its affiliated representatives serve more than 35,000 customers.
New president Lance Carlson joined Carlson Financial group in 1991 and has been a successful sales associate and manager. He has been recognized many times for his achievements by various companies and the industry.
Lance has also been very involved in the North Platte community, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and his primary carriers.
Lance is a graduate of the North Platte High School and the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is married to Vikki Carlson, the assistant principal at Adams Middle School. They have two sons, Jack and Drew.
Randy Carlson started the agency 34 years ago after spending two years with another company. Prior to entering the insurance business, he was a teacher/coach for nine years.
Randy has served on several boards and committees in North Platte over the years. He has also been very active in professional organizations and insurance carriers.
Carlson's firm has won several company and industry awards. He is a graduate of Central City High School and Wayne State College.
Long time office manager Lorraine Carlson is retiring to devote more time to grandchildren and other interests.
Carlson Financial Group up represents individuals and businesses in the areas of financial, retirement, college and estate planning. They work with many top rated companies and have a wide variety of insurance and investment products.