A West Coast life insurer has a new top executive.

North Coast Life Insurance Company, Spokane, Wash., has promoted Robert Ogden to president and chief executive, from executive vice president of sales and insurance operations.

C. Robert Ogden, the founder of North Coast Life, has been the chairman, president and chief executive. Ogden will be keeping the title of chairman.

Robert Ogden has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.