NU Online News Service, Jan. 13, 2005, 6:02 p.m. EST

National Planning Holdings Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., has promoted John Johnson to vice president of insurance.[@@]

National Planning is an arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., which, in turn, is a unit of Prudential P.L.C., London.

Johnson, who previously was vice president of recruiting at a National Planning broker-dealer unit, will be responsible for selecting fixed and variable products for distribution and conducting product-level due diligence.

Johnson holds the Fellow, Life Office Management Association professional designation.