Jackson National Life Insurance Company has appointed Doug Mantelli, formerly vice president of marketing strategy for JNLD, to serve as vice president of the newly-formed business development team, which will focus on developing new bank and regional broker-dealer relationships in support of the company’s annuity and mutual fund distribution efforts. Jennifer Seamount, vice president, National Accounts, will lead the group’s internal support team, and Paul Fitzgerald, senior vice president, National Accounts, will oversee the group. Before joining JNLD in 2002 as a director for national sales development, Mantelli launched Mantelli Financial Press, where he published a monthly financial newsletter and wrote shareholder communications for financial institutions.