The Society of Actuaries has hired Gregory Heidrich to be executive director.
Heidrich previously was senior vice president for policy development and research at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Des Plaines, Ill.
Heidrich has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, according to the SOA, Schaumburg, Ill.
In other personnel news:
- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, has hired Barbara Snyder to be senior vice president and chief actuary.
Snyder previously was chief life and large corporate markets actuary at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass.
Guardian also has promoted Frank Wander to senior vice president and chief information officer, from chief information officer of the group insurance division; Barry Belfer to senior vice president for corporate finance and treasurer, from vice president for corporate finance and treasurer; and John Flanagan to senior vice president and corporate controller, from vice president.
- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, has promoted Andrew McMahon to chairman of AXA Advisors L.L.C., the company’s retail distributor and broker-dealer.
McMahon will succeed Robert Jones, who is retiring.
McMahon has been executive vice president of AXA Equitable and chief operating officer of retail distribution, and he continues to hold those posts. He has a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University.
AXA also says Kenneth Kozlowski will take over as manager for 11 asset-allocation and target-allocation portfolios. Kozlowski has been the chief financial officer and treasurer of the company’s funds management group.
- Scottish Re Group Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, has hired Dan Roth to be executive vice president and chief restructuring officer.
Roth previously was on the operations team of Cerberus Capital Management L.P., New York, one of the companies that recently teamed up to invest $600 million in efforts to help Scottish Re overcome financial challenges.
Roth has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Dayton and is a graduate of the information management leadership program at General Electric Company, Fairfield, Conn.
- Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has promoted Eric Henderson to be leader of the company’s individual investments group, which includes fixed and variable annuities.