The Disability Management Employer Coalition has named Marcia Carruthers to succeed Sharon Kaleta as chief executive officer.
Kaleta, who is retiring, will continue to be the group’s chairperson, according to DMEC, San Diego.
Carruthers has been chief operating officer of DMEC since she founded it with Kaleta in 1992.
Carruthers has a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree from the University of San Diego. She holds the Associate in Risk Management and the Certified Professional in Disability Management professional designations.
In other personnel news:
- Health Benefits Director Corp., Radnor, Pa., has named Alvin Clemens, the company’s chairman, to succeed Scott Frohman as chief executive officer.
Frohman, a co-founder of Health Benefits, has resigned from his CEO post and his seat on the Health Benefits board, according to Health Benefits, a life insurance and health insurance direct marketing firm.
Clemens has been a Health Benefits director since November 2005, and he has been chairman since January.
Clemens founded HealthAxis Inc., Norristown, Pa., one of the first companies to sell insurance through the Web, in 1998.
- Ohio National Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati, has hired Warren May to be executive vice president and senior agency officer.
May also will be executive vice president for sales for the O.N Equity Sales Company, the company’s broker-dealer subsidiary.
May previously was president of Lincoln Financial Distributors, a unit of Lincoln National Corp., Philadelphia. He also has been executive vice president of marketing and distribution at Jefferson Pilot Financial, a unit of Jefferson-Pilot Corp., Greensboro, N.C.
May started out as owner and president of Jack May Insurance Agency, Atlanta.
- Securian Financial Group Inc., a unit of Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company, St. Paul, Minn., has promoted Christopher Hilger to senior vice president and head of its financial services business unit, which sells insurance products and other products through banks and credit unions.
Hilger has been president of Alied Solutions L.L.C., an independent broker that Securian acquired in 2004. Hilger will continue to run Allied Solutions, Securian says.
- Old Mutual Financial Network, Atlanta, a unit of Old Mutual P.L.C., London, has promoted Steven Blum to regional vice president for annuity distribution for the Southeastern region and hired Scott Heinila to be regional vice president for annuity distribution for the Western region.
Blum, who previously was manager of annuity internal sales at Old Mutual Financial, holds the Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Annuity Specialist professional designations.