The Nebraska Department of Insurance has promoted James Nixon to chief financial examiner.
Nixon has been the department’s acting chief financial examiner for 6 months. He became deputy chief examiner in 2002.
In other personnel news:
- Aflac Inc., Columbus, Ga., has hired Tohru Tonoike to be deputy president of Aflac Japan.
Tonoike previously was president of an asset management unit at Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank Ltd., Tokyo. He has served on the Aflac board since November 2004.
- Lincoln National Corp., Philadelphia, has promoted Priscilla Brown to chief brand officer.
Brown previously was an executive in the company’s corporate and public affairs operation.
- CIGNA HealthCare, Bloomfield, Conn., a unit of CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia, has hired Eric Elliott to be president of its pharmacy management operations and promoted Susan Knapp Pinnas to be president of its operations in the South Florida/Caribbean market.
Elliott previously was a senior executive at Aetna Inc., Hartford.
Pinnas had been leading network management operations at the company’s Florida/Caribbean and Georgia/Alabama units.