The Internal Revenue Service has named Stephen Larson acting associate chief counsel for financial institutions and products.
Larson, who will oversee interpretations and enforcement actions involving insurers and other financial institutions, is succeeding Lon Smith, who is now the IRS national counsel to the chief counsel for special projects.
Larson has been senior advisor to the assistant secretary in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy.
Before joining the Treasury Department, Larson was general counsel for special projects at CSX Corp., Jacksonville, Fla.
Larson has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a law degree from Columbia University. He also has a master’s degree in law and taxation from William & Mary.
In other personnel news:
- Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has named Christine Marcks president of the Prudential Retirement unit.
Marcks has been running the company’s personal retirement services and retirement income businesses.
She succeeds John Kim, who has resigned.
Marcks has a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from Assumption College and a master’s degree in economics from Georgetown University.
- Assurant Inc., New York, is promoting Mark Bohen to senior vice president of marketing.
Bohen has been a senior vice president for marketing and customer relations at Assurant Employee Benefits, Kansas City, Mo.
Bohen is the former chair of the group insurance marketing committee at the Life Insurance Market Research Association, Windsor, Conn. He now serves on the board of CommunityLINC, Kansas City, a nonprofit organization that aids homeless families.
- VantisLife Insurance Company, Windsor, Conn., has named Scott Smith senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Smith previously was senior vice president of operations.