Thomas Marra will be the 2007 chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers.

The ACLI elected Marra chairman in Orlando, Fla., at its annual conference.

Marra, who will serve a 1-year term as chairman, is president of Hartford Life Inc., a unit of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford.

Dennis Glass, president of Lincoln National Corp., Philadelphia, will be chairman-elect, and Patrick Baird, president of AEGON USA Inc., Baltimore, a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands, will be chairman-elect designate.

J. Barry Griswell, chairman of Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, is now the ACLI’s immediate past chairman.