NU Online News Service, Jan. 21, 2004, 1:38 p.m. EST – Pan-American Life Insurance Company, New Orleans, says its board has elected John James Kelly chairman.[@@]

Kelly, a retired executive who has been on Pan-American’s board since 1994, succeeds John Roberts, who retired as Pan-American’s chairman in 1999. G. Frank Purvis, Pan-American’s chairman emeritus, has been the acting chairman for more than 4 years. Purvis will continue to be the chairman emeritus, Pan-American says.

Jan Jobe, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will keep those titles.