NU Online News Service, Feb. 16, 2005, 7:09 p.m. EST

A key insurance technology standards group has chosen a future leader.[@@]

The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y., says Barbara Koster will be its chair-elect.

Koster is chief information officer at Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J.

The current chair is Charles McCaig, chief information officer at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Warren, N.J.