New York Life Insurance Company announced two executive appointments within its corporate finance department.

Steven Lash was named senior vice president in the department. Lash began his career with New York Life in 1987 but most recently was principal with the insurance and actuarial advisory services division of Ernst & Young, New York. He will manage financial functions for New York Life’s actuarial, tax and treasury departments as well as corporate development.

The company also named Richard Witterschein as first vice president and treasurer of the department. Witterschein has been with New York Life since 1996.