NU Online News Service, Nov. 25, 4:53 p.m. – Guardian Life Insurance Company of New York, New York, has named Dennis Manning chief executive officer.

Manning, who has been president of the company since January, is taking over for Joseph Sargent, who is retiring after 43 years with Guardian. Sargent has been the company’s president and chief executive since 1996.

Manning joined Guardian in 1983 as a general agent in Houston. He began working at the home office in 1991.