AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has hired William McDermott to be executive vice president of corporate markets.
McDermott previously was executive vice president of large corporate market retirement services for the Fidelity Employer Services Company unit at Fidelity Investments, Boston.
McDermott has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Villanova University.
In other personnel news:
- Allstate Corrp., Northbrook, Ill., has hired Michele Coleman Mayes to be senior vice president and general counsel.
Mayes succeeds Michael McCabe, who has retired.
Mayes previously was general counsel at Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford, Conn. She also has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Michigan and in New York.
- Western & Southern Financial Group, Cincinnati, has promoted Charles White to be senior vice president for financial institutions at its W&S Financial Group Distributors Inc. unit.
White previously was a senior regional vice president in the group.
White has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago. He is a past board president of the Court Appointed Special Advocates, McKinney, Texas.