The Missouri Department of Insurance says Fred Heese will take over as acting chief financial examiner for the state’s insurance solvency and company regulation division.
Heese succeeds Kirk Schmidt, who is leaving to become chief financial officer of Cornerstone Management Partners Inc., Columbia, Mo., a credit union.
Heese previously oversaw financial examinations of insurance companies as audit manager.
Heese has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in business from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Heese holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation, and he sits on the board of governors for the Society of Financial Examiners, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
In other personnel news:
- The asset management arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., New York, has hired Eric Kirsch to be head of global insurance asset management.
Kirsch previously was the global head of insurance asset management at Deutsche Bank A.G., Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Kirsch has a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College and a master’s degree from Pace University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.
- Lincoln Financial Network, the retail distribution division of Lincoln National Corp., Philadelphia, has hired Tammy Robbins to be regional managing director for the West Coast territory.
Robbins will oversee recruitment of financial representatives in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Robbins previously was vice president of branch development at United Planners’ Financial Services of America, Scottsdale, Ariz.