? NAVA announced the election of Mark Casady, chairman and CEO of LPL Financial Services, as the chairman of its board. Casady replaces Clifford Jack, executive VP and chief distribution officer of Jackson National Life, who will remain on the NAVA board until the conclusion of his three-year term in late 2009. NAVA also announced that James Shepherdson, AXA Equitable, has been named vice chair, and Robert Arena, Hartford Life, Inc., and Christopher Grady, Genworth Financial, have been elected to the NAVA board. The new Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Board Members were officially ratified by the NAVA membership at NAVA’s 2008 Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia. ? The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) announced at its annual conference in Washington in October that Stephen Dobrow, president of Primark Benefits, has become its new president. The ASPPA also seated four new members of its board of directors–Donna Brewster, Mark Davis, Norman Levinrad, and Lynn Young.