Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg has appointed Kimberly Shaul to be the state’s deputy insurance commissioner.
Shaul previously was claims director at American Family Mutual Insurance Company, Madison, Wis., a company that sells life and health products as well as property-casualty insurance.
Shaul also has been a p-c litigation attorney at American Family and director of the company’s life and health compliance operation.
Early in Shaul’s career she was a messenger for the Wisconsin State Assembly.
In other personnel news:
- New York Life Insurance Company, New York, has given 3 life and annuity executives new jobs.
New York Life has named Sam Goldfinger special advisor to Ted Mathas, the company’s chief operating officer.
Goldfinger previously was chief operating officer for life and annuities.
New York Life is promoting Christopher Blunt to succeed Goldfinger as life and annuities COO.
Blunt previously was executive vice president of New York Life Investment Management, where he was in charge of retail investments, marketing and information technology.
New York Life has named Paul Pasteris senior vice president for market development and strategic planning for life and annuity operations.
Pasteris previously was senior vice president for retirement income. He also has been president of the financial products division at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass.
Goldfinger has a bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Blunt has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Pasteris has a bachelor’s degree in management from Duke University.
- CIGNA HealthCare, Bloomfield, Conn., a unit of CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia, has hired Brett Browchuk to be senior vice president of service operations.
Browchuk previously was a managing director at Putnam Investments, Boston.
Browchuk has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart & William Smith College. He is a member of the operating committee at the Investment Company Institute, Washington, and a member of the quality of markets committee at NASDAQ.
Browchuk is a past director of the Boston Stock Exchange.
- Great-West Healthcare, Greenwood Village, Colo., a unit of Power Corp. of Canada, Montreal, has hired Neil Waldron to be senior vice president of group health.
Waldron previously was head of sales and marketing for small and middle markets at Aetna Inc., Hartford.
Waldron also managed sales and marketing for Aetna’s Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, North Central, Southeast, Southwest and West regions.
Waldron has a bachelor’s degree in history from Eisenhower College.
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Chicago, a unit of Health Care Service Corp., has hired Kevin O’Neill to be senior vice president of the health care management division.
O’Neill previously was the vice president in charge of the program management office at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maryland, a unit of CareFirst Inc., Owings Mills, Md.
O’Neill has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola College in Baltimore.
- Protective Life Corp., Birmingham, Ala., has promoted Deborah Long and Carl Thigpen to executive vice president.
Long is Protective’s general counsel, and Thigpen is the company chief mortgage and real estate officer.