NU Online News Service, March 7, 2005, 4:47 p.m. EST

A Lake Forest, Ill., life insurer has announced a high-level executive change.[@@]

The company, Trustmark Mutual Holding Company, has named David McDonough to take the title of chief executive officer.

J. Grover Thomas Jr., who was CEO and chairman, will continue to be chairman, Trustmark says.

McDonough became president and chief operating officer of Trustmark in 2002. He previously was chief operating officer at Assurant Health, Milwaukee, a unit of Assurant Inc., New York. He is a member of the board of the Illinois Life Insurance Council.