The New York State Insurance Department has named Matthew Gaul deputy superintendent for the life industry.
Gaul previously was a special counsel at the department.
Gaul succeeds Kermitt Brooks, who has been both life deputy superintendent and first deputy superintendent, or second in command of the department. Brooks will continue to be the first deputy superintendent.
In addition to overseeing life insurers, Gaul will oversee New York state public pension funds.
Gaul has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
In other personnel news:
- Sterling Life Insurance Company, Bellingham, Wash., has hired Ronald Bendes to be chief marketing officer.
Bendes previously was vice president, sales, at the Conseco Insurance Group unit at Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.
Sterling Life sells products to Medicare beneficiaries.