NU Online News Service, Feb. 18, 5:43 p.m. – North American Company for Life and Health Insurance, Chicago, has hired Patrick Martin as vice president, sales.

Martin will manage the North American sales team.

Previously, he was vice president-business development at GE Financial Assurance, a unit of General Electric Capital Corp., Stamford, Conn.

Martin holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations. He also holds the series 7, 24 and 63 National Association of Securities Dealers licenses.