NU Online News Service, Dec. 19, 6:44 p.m. – The Life Insurance Council of New York Inc., New York, has elected Frederick Sievert chairman.

Sievert is president of New York Life Insurance Company, New York.

New council board members elected include Richard Barasch, president of American Progressive Life and Health of New York, New York; Dennis Manning, president of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York; Stewart Nagler, chief financial officer of MetLife Inc., New York; and Bertram Scott, president of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company, New York.