NU Online News Service, Jan. 5, 2004, 5:02 p.m. EST – North American Company for Life and Health Insurance of New York, Garden City, N.Y., has promoted Jill Willman to president and chief operating officer.[@@]

Willman, who joined North American as an underwriter in 1984, has been the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since January 2002.

North American is a unit of Sammons Financial Group Inc., Chicago.