NU Online News Service, Dec. 19, 2003, 5:36 p.m. EST – Torchmark Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has promoted Roger Smith to president and chief executive officer of a subsidiary, American Income Life Insurance Company, Waco, Texas.[@@]

American Income Life specializes in selling supplemental life insurance to labor union members.

Smith, who has been American Income Life’s sales director since 1999, began working for the company in 1975 as a field sales agent.