NU Online News Service, Feb. 11, 11:54 a.m. – Balboa Life & Casualty, Irvine, Calif., has promoted David Cissell to president, from executive vice president.

Cissell joined Balboa in 1988 as senior vice president of sales.

Cissell, a veteran of the Marine Corps, has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. He now serves on the board of American Bankers Insurance Associates, a division of the American Bankers Association, Washington.

Balboa Life is a unit of Balboa Insurance Group Inc., a subsidiary of Countrywide Credit Industries Inc., Calabasas, Calif. Balboa Life sells credit life insurance, credit disability insurance, collateral protection insurance and related products.