Lawrence Dahl will be succeeding B.E. Wraith as president of Lincoln Benefit Life Company.[@@]

Dahl has been the executive vice president of sales management at Lincoln Benefit, Lincoln, Neb.

Wraith, who has been president of Lincoln Benefit since 1996, announced plans in September to retire in April 2006. He will serve as vice chairman until he leaves the company, according to Allstate Corp., Northbrook, Ill.

Lincoln Benefit has been a unit of Allstate’s Allstate Life Insurance Company subsidiary since 1984.