The organizers of the Council of Disability Insurers have brought in Robert Taylor to be the group’s first executive director.

The CDI, Portland, Maine, will work to educate American consumers about the importance of buying adequate disability insurance.

Taylor has been president of John Hewitt and Associates Inc., Portland, and head of group and pension sales and marketing organizations at a company that is now part of UnumProvident Corp., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Taylor holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist professional designations.