AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has promoted Connie O’Brien to senior vice president of senior vice president of Internet strategy and development.
O’Brien previously was a vice president at AXA Equitable, New York, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris.
O’Brien has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Michigan.
In other personnel news:
- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has hired William Feldmaier to be managing director, institutional sales, in the Baltimore-Washington office of its retirement services division.
Feldmaier previously was senior vice president and national sales director of retirement services at Comerica Bank, a unit of Comerica Inc., Dallas.
- New York Life International L.L.C., a unit of New York Life Insurance Company, New York, has promoted Michael Burson to senior vice president of the Asia agency system.
Burson previously was a first vice president in New York Life’s agency in the United States.
Burson has a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He holds the Certified Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations.
New York Life International also has promoted Anne Weedon to vice president, multichannel distribution, for the Asia region, from associate vice president and head of wealth management in Asia.
The company has named Karen McIntosh to be vice president, product center of excellence, for Asia. She previously was an independent consultant.
- ULLICO Inc., Washington, has promoted Joseph Linehan to vice president, investments, from vice president, private capital and securities.
Linehan has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business from the University of Maryland.
- National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, has hired John Ptaszynski to be chief underwriter for the company’s domestic life insurance underwriting division.
Ptaszynski previously was chief underwriter for linked benefit products at Genworth Financial Inc., Richmond, Va.
Ptaszynski has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bradley University.
He holds the fellow of the Life Management Institute and the associate of the Academy of Life Underwriting professional designations.