NU Online News Service, May 22, 3:15 p.m. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., has promoted Donald Dashiell to president of its subsidiary, Companion Life Insurance Company, also of Columbia.

Dashiell joined Companion Life in 1994 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Dashiell has a bachelor’s degree in English from Stetson University. He joined Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville, Fla., in its management development program and later became claims manager in Prudential’s Memphis office.

Before joining Companion Life, Dashiell worked for States West Life, a subsidiary of Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska.