Mary Ellen Pernice has joined Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as regional annuity specialist for the mid-Atlantic region, where she will be responsible for supporting the financial professionals in its retail and wholesale channels with product and case support. The mid-Atlantic region includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. A member of the life insurance industry for 26 years, Pernice has worked for several major financial firms including Transamerica Capital, GE Financial Assurance in Richmond, Va., and Delaware Investments in Philadelphia.