The leadership of the individual division of the American United Life Insurance Company (AUL), a OneAmerica company, Indianapolis, has announced that B. Douglas (Doug) Gritton has been named vice president of sales and marketing.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Gritton joined the life insurance industry in 1976 as a part-time college trainee for MetLife. Following graduation, Gritton began full-time in sales and held various positions in agency management and training for MetLife. In 1996, Gritton became a regional vice president for the Ameritas Life Insurance Company of Lincoln, Neb. By 1998, he was promoted to vice president of agency distribution before assuming additional responsibility in 2002 for the combined career agency operation of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Acacia Life Insurance Company. Four years later, Gritton became vice president of independent distribution for UNIFI and in Jan., he was again promoted to a vice president of agency distribution for UNIFI.
As vice president of sales and marketing for AUL, Gritton will work to grow distribution channels for producers by building new and fostering existing relationships. Additionally, Gritton plans to work with field partners to increase profit margins.