NU Online News Service, Sept. 24, 2:22 p.m. – Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, has hired James Korcykoski as vice president and chief technology officer for its Western-Southern Life Insurance Company unit, and Jennifer Stark as assistant vice president for communication and recognition at its Columbus Life Insurance Company unit.

Before Korcykoski joined Western & Southern, he was a senior consulting information technology architect for IBM Global Services. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio University.

Stark previously managed corporate communications for a unit of the Gap Inc., Columbus, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications, French and international affairs from Xavier University.