NU Online News Service, Feb. 11, 2004, 3:34 p.m. EST – The benefits arm of M Financial Group, Portland, Ore., has hired an executive who worked for Clark Inc.[@@]

Alan Rose will be a vice president at M Financial’s Atlanta-based M Benefit Solutions unit.

M Financial, a financial services marketing consortium, says Rose will be responsible for selling and designing executive benefits programs.

Rose was a vice president in the executive benefits practice at Clark, Barrington, Ill. He also worked in the executive benefits operation at USI Consulting Group Inc., Glastonbury, Conn.

Rose has a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business in marketing and finance from Northwestern University.