M Financial Group has hired Kenneth Ehinger to be president of M Holdings Securities Inc.

Ehinger has been a consultant and previously was an executive at NLV Financial Corp., Montpelier, Vt., the parent of National Life, according to M Financial, Portland, Ore., a financial services marketing consortium.

Ehinger has a bachelor’s degree in management from Tri State University and a master’s degree in finance from Indiana University.

In other personnel news:

- Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, has hired Lee Dukes to be president of the Principal Wellness Company unit.

Dukes previously was senior vice president of client services and wellness solutions at Alere Medical Inc., Dallas.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and a master’s degree in business from Temple University.

- Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Horsham, Pa., has hired Michael Eagan to be associate regional director for the New Jersey metro region.

Eagan previously was a wealth management consultant at a unit of Phoenix Companies Inc., Hartford.

Eagan has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree from Long Island University. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations.

- The retirement services division at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has named Robert Shull third-party administrator channel manager for the Western region and has hired Tiffany Hanks to be TPA channel manager for the Eastern region.

Shull, who previously was a MassMutual managing director for Alaska, northern California and northern Nevada, will be based in San Francisco.

Hanks, who has worked for a Hartford-based unit of ING Groep N.V., will be based in Arlington, Va.

- JHA, Portland, Maine, a unit of General Re Life Corp., Stamford, Conn., has hired Leo Tinkham to be vice president of marketing and business development.

Tinkham previously was an independent underwriting and marketing consultant.

Tinkham has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in business from the University of Southern Maine. He holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist professional designation.