NU Online News Service, Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. – LIMRA International, Windsor, Conn., elected John E. Aschenbrenner as chairman of its board of directors for 2003 at its annual meeting in Boston this week. Aschenbrenner is executive vice president of the Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa, and head of the Principal Bank.

The board also elected Charles R. Wright, senior executive vice president and chief agency and marketing officer of State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, Ill., as vice-chairman. Wright, who is the first to hold the newly created position, will succeed Aschenbrenner as chairman for 2004, LIMRA says.