Assurant Inc. has named Sylvia Wagner executive vice president, human resources and development.
Wagner succeeds Lesley Silvester, 62, who is retiring July 1, according to Assurant, New York.
Wagner has been senior vice president of human resources and development at Assurant Employee Benefits, Kansas City, Mo., since 1995. She also is a member of the University of South Dakota Foundation board.
In other personnel news:
- The Lincoln Financial Advisors unit of Lincoln National Corp., Radnor, Pa., has promoted Venetia Thrower to managing principal of the North Florida Regional Planning Office at the Sagemark Consulting broker-dealer division.
Thrower previously was regional program manager at the Southeast Regional Planning Group at Lincoln Financial Advisors.
Thrower has a bachelor’s degree in business from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Pan-American Life Insurance Group Inc., New Orleans, has hired Rene Lamar to be regional vice president – institutional sales and U.S. retail development.
Lamar previously was business development strategy director for the Miami office of R.E. Lee International L.L.C.
Lamar has a bachelor’s degree in politics and public affairs from the University of Miami. He has a law degree from the University of Florida.
- Scottish Re Group Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, has named Dan Roth chief financial officer.
Roth previously was chief restructuring officer at the company.