NU Online News Service, Jan. 30, 2:34 p.m. – Columbus Mutual Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, has hired James Martin as regional marketing director for its eight-state northeastern region.

Martin previously was director of field development at Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company, Berwyn, Pa. He is a graduate of Ursinus College and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. He also holds the NASD series 7 and 24 securities licenses.

Columbus Life is a unit of the Western-Southern Financial Group Inc.