NU Online News Service, Sept. 2, 2003, 3:55 p.m. EDT – Lafayette Life Insurance Company, Lafayette, Ind., has hired Leonard “Len” Sherman to be senior vice president of group and technology.

Sherman previously spent two years working as a retail financial consultant. He also has been president of Allstate Financial Services L.L.C., a broker-dealer owned by Allstate Financial Corp., Northbrook, Ill.

Sherman has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University.