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  • Richard McKenney Named President  of Unum Richard McKenney Named President of Unum Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Richard McKenney has been named the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Thomas Watjen, who has informed the Board of his decision to retire from his executive position at Unum’s 2015 Annual Meeting after 12 years as CEO. read more
  • Paul J. Cellucci Named President of Cross Insurance’s Southern New England Region Paul J. Cellucci Named President of Cross Insurance’s Southern New England Region

    To drive expansion in Southern New England

    Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, announces the hire of Paul J. Cellucci as President of the agency’s Southern New England Region. read more
  • NAFA Announces the Retirement of Kim O’Brien NAFA Announces the Retirement of Kim O’Brien

    A key advocate for annuities on Capitol Hill

    The National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) announces the retirement of Kim O'Brien, President & CEO, from the organization effective Friday, January 16, 2015. read more
  • John Zacira Recognized as One of Florida’s Five Star Wealth Managers John Zacira Recognized as One of Florida’s Five Star Wealth Managers

    Honored for a fourth consecutive year

    Five Star Professional has named John Zacira as one of the Florida recipients of the 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager award. This is the fourth year in a row that Mr. Zacira has received this award. read more
  • Jason Bickler Appointed National Sales Manager, Forethought Financial Jason Bickler Appointed National Sales Manager, Forethought Financial

    25-year annuity sales veteran to lead VA and FIA distribution team

    To further support its growing annuity business, Forethought Life Insurance Company (Forethought), a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, has promoted Jason Bickler to National Sales Manager of variable and fixed index annuities. read more
  • Chris Hilger to Lead Securian Chris Hilger to Lead Securian

    Becomes 13th Securian CEO in Nearly 135 Years

    Christopher M. Hilger is now chief executive officer of Securian Financial Group, effective January 1, 2015. read more
  • SV Rangan Named President, AIG International Life, Consumer Insurance SV Rangan Named President, AIG International Life, Consumer Insurance

    Will develop underwriting and project management strategy,
    drive international expansion and growth

    American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced that SV Rangan has been named President, International Life, Consumer Insurance. Mr. Rangan will report to James A. Mallon, President, Life Insurance, Consumer Insurance, until March 2015 when he will begin reporting to Charles Shamieh, currently Corporate Chief Actuary, but who will become Chief Executive Officer of Life, Health, and Disability Insurance in March. read more
  • Louie Cason New President of NAILBA Foundation Board Louie Cason New President of NAILBA Foundation Board

    Bowen, McWilliams named to board

    The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) Charitable Foundation has named Patrick Bowen of Legal & General America and John McWilliams of Colorado Brokerage Group to the NAILBA Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. read more
  • Robert E. Zoellner Passes Away at 82 Robert E. Zoellner Passes Away at 82

    Philanthropist, co-Founder of investment firm Alpine Associates

    Robert (Bob) E. Zoellner, co-founder with his wife Victoria (Vickie) of the successful 38-year old investment firm Alpine Associates, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. read more
  • Neal Ramasary Named SVP at NYL Neal Ramasary Named SVP at NYL

    To head Enterprise Computing Services

    New York Life announced today that Neal Ramasamy has been elected a senior vice president of the company. He heads Enterprise Computing Services and reports to Senior Vice President and Business Information Officer David Castellani. read more
  • Christopher Swift Elected Chairman Of The Hartford’s Board Of Directors Christopher Swift Elected Chairman Of The Hartford’s Board Of Directors

    To succeed Liam McGee, as leadership transitions

    The Hartford’s board of directors has elected Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Swift, 53, chairman of the board effective Jan. 5, 2015. Swift succeeds Liam E. McGee, who stepped down as CEO of The Hartford in July 2014, and who is resigning from the board effective Jan. 5, 2015. read more
  • David Long to Chair NAILBA 2015 David Long to Chair NAILBA 2015

    Brings a deep understanding of the brokerage market

    David Long, Senior Vice President of Sacramento-based CPS Sacramento/Long Insurance Services has been named Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) for 2015. read more
  • David LaBricciosa Joins Penn Mutual David LaBricciosa Joins Penn Mutual

    Industry Veteran hired as Managing Partner of Maryland Agency

    The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, a 167-year-old company, is pleased to announce that David LaBricciosa will be joining the Maryland Agency as managing partner. In his new position, LaBricciosa will be responsible for the growth of the agency and its producers, as well as expanding Penn Mutual’s presence in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Metro markets. read more
  • Judy Zaiken to Head Secure Retirement Institute Judy Zaiken to Head Secure Retirement Institute

    To spur innovation and broaden industry collaboration

    LIMRA today announced Judy Zaiken, CLU, ChFC, has joined the organization as corporate vice president and research director for LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute research. read more
  • John Manning to Head Wells Fargo Bankiong Expansion John Manning to Head Wells Fargo Bankiong Expansion

    New York City to serve as eastern hub

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), No. 1 in lead banking relationships with middle-market companies, said today that New York City will serve as its new Eastern Region hub for Commercial Banking. read more
  • Kelly Madden to Lead Commercial Banking Kelly Madden to Lead Commercial Banking

    Wells Fargo taps Jacksonville native to head its office there

    Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has tapped longtime Florida banker Kelly Madden to lead Commercial Banking operations in Florida. A Jacksonville resident, she will continue to be based here. read more
  • Kathleen Navarro Appointed CDO at NYL Kathleen Navarro Appointed CDO at NYL

     To oversee all aspects of the company's diversity program

    New York Life announced today the appointment of Vice President Kathleen Navarro as chief diversity officer, responsible for overseeing all aspects of New York Life’s diversity program. read more
  • Joseph Mecane Named Floor Memeber Governor at FINRA Joseph Mecane Named Floor Memeber Governor at FINRA

     A recognized industry expert in market structure issues

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has named Joseph M. Mecane as the Floor Member Governor on FINRA’s Board of Governors. Mr. Mecane is currently a Managing Director of Electronic Equities and Credit Products at Barclays. Mr. Mecane recently joined Barclays to assist in the further development of the firm’s electronic product offering, with a particular focus on the equities and credit markets. read more
  • Ester Lee Joins MetLife as Global CMO Ester Lee Joins MetLife as Global CMO

    Former AT&T EVP brings extensive branding expertise

    Former AT&T EVP brings extensive branding expertise NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2014 – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that Esther Lee will join the company as executive vice president and global chief marketing officer effective Jan. 12, 2015. She will report to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Kandarian and serve as ... read more
  • Kathleen L. Pinkett selected as a 2014 Top Woman in Finance. Kathleen L. Pinkett selected as a 2014 Top Woman in Finance.

    Twin Cities media outlet chooses 7th Securian executive for the honor

    Kathleen L. Pinkett, senior vice president, Securian Financial Group, was selected as a 2014 Top Woman in Finance. read more
  • Molly Betournay Joins Federal Street Advisors Molly Betournay Joins Federal Street Advisors

    To focus on Environmental, Social and Governance and Sustainable Investing Expertise

    Federal Street Advisors, an independent investment consultant and wealth management firm for individuals, families, foundations and nonprofit organizations, announced today that Molly Betournay has joined their firm as an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Research Analyst. read more