NU Online News Service, Nov. 13, 2003, 5:27 p.m. EST – Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, Columbia, S.C., has promoted Dan Hughey to head of sales.

Hughey will run a network of 6,300 independent producers and continue to serve as regional managing general agent for the company’s Southeast region.

Hughey has been the regional managing general agent for the Southeast sales region. He joined Colonial, which is now a unit of UnumProvident Corp., Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1976.

Hughey has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina.