NU Online News Service, Dec. 16, 12:23 p.m. – United Benefit Advisors, Indianapolis, a new organization for independent benefit advisory firms, has hired William Howell to be its executive director.

Howell previously was the chief executive of the Insurance Education Foundation, Indianapolis. He also spent 19 years on the staff of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Howell holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Registered Health Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations.