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Ben Pankonin named “Executive of the Year” by SPN

By May 6, 20171 min read

LINCOLN, Neb.  (May 2017) – Ben Pankonin, CEO and co-founder of Lincoln-based Social Assurance, was recently named Silicon Prairie News 2017 Executive of the Year. Recognized for his role leading the Social Assurance team in providing fintech solutions in the financial industry. Pankonin received the award during a ceremony held May 2, 2017, at the Omaha Design Center in Omaha, Neb.

“We are very grateful for the community’s support, because it has had a big impact on our success,” said Pankonin. “From a co-founders meeting at a Silicon Prairie News event to our team expanding through word-of-mouth, we owe a lot to our family and friends.”

Pankonin joined eight other businesses and individuals who were recognized for their outstanding contributions to start-up communities in the Midwest from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Public votes and a panel of judges determined the award winners, who took home bragging rights and coveted golden prairie dog trophies.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Pankonin, please contact Judy Daniell at 402.875.5636 x.1015 or

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Founded in 2011 by Ben Pankonin, CEO and Matt Secoske, CIO, the Social Assurance platform provides the software to help financial brands digitally manage their marketing and compliance processes, content and strategy. The platform allows for leveraging all marketing collateral to help financial institutions to market with confidence.