NAVA has hired Lee Covington to be senior vice president and general counsel.
Covington previously was co-leader of the national insurance practice in the Washington office of Squire Sanders and Dempsey L.L.P.
Covington also has been director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. While at the department, he was a principal author of the Statement of Intent to Modernize State Insurance Regulation and the Interstate Insurance Product Compact Model Act.
NAVA, Reston, VA., also has promoted a marketing executive, Deborah Tucker, to vice president of membership, marketing and standards.
In other personnel news:
- Renaissance Life and Health Insurance Company of America, Okemos, Mich., has named Thomas Colgan to be chief operating officer.
Colgan is one of the founders of Resource Information Management Systems Inc., Naperville, Ill.
Colgan has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear science from the State University of New York/Maritime College. He served in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
- Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Greenwood Village, Colo., a unit of Health Care Service Corp., Chicago, has hired Richard Bigler to be vice president of sales.
Bigler previously was the president of the Financial Producers Network division of AEGON USA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a unit of AEGON Inc., The Hague, Netherlands.