Nationwide Financial Services Inc. has promoted Tim Long to leader sales in the independent channel.
Long is responsible for annuity, life insurance and retirement plan sales, according to Nationwide Financial, a unit of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.
Long previously managed independent broker-dealer channel sales for the Eastern division.
Long has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Temple University.
In other personnel news:
- New York Life Insurance Company, New York, has hired Sue Ericksen to be chief technology officer and senior vice president of the corporate information department.
Ericksen previously was chief technology officer at Merrill Lynch Banks, a unit of Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, N.C.
Ericksen has a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s College in California and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado.
- LL Global Inc., Windsor, Conn., has promoted Gary Aluise to senior vice president, from vice president.
Aluise is managing director of international operations for LL Global’s LIMRA and LOMA units.
Aluise has a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.
- AvMed Inc., Miami, has hired Greg Fischer to be senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Fischer previously was vice president of sales and marketing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.