NU Online News Service, Dec. 13, 11:11 a.m. – National Underwriter – Life & Health/Financial Services Edition, National Underwriter – Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition, and Tech Decisions, all produced by The National Underwriter Company, have named new publishers.

Dan Lance, previously director of advertising sales and marketing for all of The National Underwriter Company’s magazines, is now publisher of National Underwriter – Life & Health/Financial Services Edition and Tech Decisions, National Underwriter’s monthly technology publication for insurance. Lance is responsible for advertising, marketing and editorial for these publications.

Lance began his career with The National Underwriter Company in 1996 as national sales manager, and most recently was director of advertising sales and marketing. He serves on the board of the Insurance Marketing Communications Association, Mukilteo, Wash.

Sam Friedman is now the publisher of National Underwriter – Property & Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition. He is in charge of advertising, marketing and editorial policy for the weekly news magazine. Friedman retains his current title of editor-in-chief.

Friedman joined National Underwriter in 1981 as a staff writer covering the independent agent beat and was promoted to editor-in-chief in 2000.

Susanne Sclafane will become the managing editor of the Property & Casualty edition. She previously was a senior editor.

Sclafane came to National Underwriter in 1995 after working in the insurance industry as an actuary and consultant. She has specialized in financial reporting and coverage of the excess and surplus lines markets.