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Personnel Changes: Aviva, ING, Others

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Aviva USA, Des Moines, Iowa, has named Jeff Frazee as senior vice president and chief information officer of its life and annuity business. Frazee will be responsible for information technology functions supporting the business. He had been senior vice president and chief information officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance Co, West Bend, Wisc.

Other executives changes announced this week include the following:

ING Financial Solutions has hired Lynne Ford as the CEO of its annuity and rollover business.

Ford had been executive vice president and managing director of the retail retirement group at Wells Fargo & Company, San Francisco. She had spent most of her career at Wachovia Bank, which merged with Wells Fargo in late 2008.

She will report to Rob Leary, CEO of ING Insurance U.S., part of ING Groep, the Netherlands.

Client First Settlement Funding, Boca Raton, Fla., has hired Lisa Rae Donato as chief marketing officer and Dan Fischer as chief financial officer.

Among other duties, Donato will build a new Web site for Client First, a funding company offering lump-sum payments to structured settlements and annuities owners. She was formerly head of Internet Marketing Press, a marketing consulting company.

Fischer had previously been with ABN AMRO Bank.

Security Health Advisors L.L.C., Grapevine, Tex., named Brian Clark as president and Travis Yoder as vice president of market development.

Security Health, a unit of USHEALTH Group Inc., Ft. Worth Texas, is an agency in the self-employed and individual health insurance market.

Clark previously had been head of UGA, a captive insurance agency of HealthMarkets Inc., North Richland Hills, Texas. Yoder is also a former executive of a HealthMarkets agency.

Pinnacle Financial Group, Southborough, Mass., has named Richard Vasquez as vice president, private client relations and business development. Vasquez had been managing partner at Thomas Brady & Associates, Boston.

Longfellow Benefits, Boston, appointed Meghan Cooper as director of marketing and communications, a new position at the firm, an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm


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