AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has promoted Andrea Nitzan to senior vice president of expense management, from vice president of expense management.
Nitzan is in charge of budgeting and expense management at AXA Equitable, New York, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris.
Nitzan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University
In other personnel news:
- Aetna Inc., Hartford, has hired Steven Kelmar to succeed Thomas Strohmenger as head of government relations.
Strohmenger is retiring.
Kelmar previously was vice president for global public affairs and policy at Merck & Company Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.
Kelmar has worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has been a chief of staff for 2 members of Congress.
- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, has hired Richard Jones to be senior vice president and chief communications officer.
Jones previously was vice president of communications for the Americas region at GE Money, a unit of General Electric Company, Fairfield, Conn.
Jones has a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.
- National Financial Partners Corp., New York, has hired Elizabeth Weber to be senior vice president, business development.
Weber previously was senior vice president, advanced markets, at the Potomac Group, Bethesda, Md.
Weber has a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Maryland and a law degree from George Mason University in Virginia.
NFP also has promoted James Poer to president of NFP Securities Inc., NFP’s broker-dealer unit, from senior vice president.
Poer has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst professional designation.
NFP has promoted Stan Barton general counsel and executive vice president.
Barton has been deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at NFP.
Barton has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.
- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has hired Lorie Valle-Ya?ez to be vice president of diversity and inclusion.