NU Online News Service, Feb. 6, 12:54 p.m. – The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y., has named David Olson chair of its Life Architecture Working Group.

ACORD is a nonprofit organization that sets technical standards for insurers and other financial services companies.

The ACORD life architecture group handles XML standards and other standards for labeling different types of life insurance industry data.

Olson is the visioneering director at MIB Inc., Westwood, Mass., an organization that collects consumer underwriting information for the life insurance industry.