AXA Distributors L.L.C. has hired Mitch Waters to be national sales manager for the AXA Advisors retail distribution channel.
Waters previously was national sales manager at Curian Capital, Denver, a registered investment advisor subsidiary of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., which in turn is a unit of Prudential P.L.C., London.
At AXA Advisors, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris, Waters will be in charge of wholesale distribution, sales and business development for AXA Equitable variable annuity products.
Waters has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster.
In other personnel news:
- The board of First Command Financial Services Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has hired Scott Spiker to be the chief executive officer of the company.
Spiker succeeds Lamar Smith, who stepped down as CEO in April and now is chairman emeritus.
Spiker previously was president of Destiny Health, Chicago., a unit of Discovery Holdings Ltd., Sandton, South Africa.
Spiker has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in business from the University of Chicago.
- LIMRA International, Windsor, Conn., has picked Jim Kerley to succeed Frank Santa-Donato as president of the LIMRA Services Inc. commercial services unit.
Santa-Donato has retired.
- The board of the Council for Affordable Quality Health Care, Washington, has picked Ronald Williams, chairman of Aetna Inc., Hartford, to succeed Robert Greczyn Jr., president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., as chairman of CAQH.