NU Online News Service, Dec. 2, 2003, 3:42 p.m. EST – M Financial Group, Portland, Ore., a national financial services marketing consortium, has promoted JoNell Hermanson to vice president of sales support.[@@]

Hermanson previously was director of product development and sales support. She joined M Financial in 1990 as a case support specialist. She created and now oversees M Funds, a set of four variable investment options for clients of member firms.

Hermanson continues to be marketing officer for M Financial Investment Advisers, the advisory company for M Financial’s M Fund Inc. subsidiary.

Hermanson has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Oregon State University. She holds the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor professional designation.