AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has hired Mary Bates to be vice president of underwriting for its life insurance wholesale channel.
Bates previously was executive director of life risk management at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., according to AXA Equitable, New York, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris.
Bates has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western New England College.
In other personnel news:
- AIG SunAmerica Retirement Markets Inc., Los Angeles, a unit of American International Group Inc., New York, has hired Stewart McGough to be national accounts manager of the financial institutions division.
McGough previously was a regional vice president in the financial institutions annuity wholesaling channel at John Hancock, Boston, a unit of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto.
McGough has a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.
- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, has hired David Turner to be head of its private equity investment initiative.
Turner previously was chief executive officer and chief investment officer at the private equity group at WestLB Mellon Asset Management, an arm of Mellon Financial Corp., Pittsburgh.
- Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Horsham, Pa., has picked Cheryl Creuzot to manage a new agency in its career agency system in Houston.