NU Online News Service, April 27, 2005, 3:40 p.m. EDT

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company has brought in Stafford Thompson Jr. to be vice president and corporate actuary.[@@]

The Durham, N.C., life insurer is the largest insurance company in the United States with roots in the African-American community.

Thompson previously was an actuary at Transamerica Reinsurance, Charlotte, N.C., a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands.

Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He is president of the International Association of Black Actuaries, Chicago.