This week in personnel announcements and new hires, the American Bankers Insurance Association elected new board members; Allianz Life promoted Jan Kolle; and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hired four regional vice presidents.
Also, Context Asset Management welcomed Andrew Wert; NewOak named Triet Nguyen managing director; and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation named Dr. Robert Hartwig to its national board of governors.
ABIA Elects New Board Members
The American Bankers Insurance Association announced that it has elected new officers and directors to serve on the 2014–2015 board. The new officers are Kirk Jensen, managing director and senior executive, First Niagara Risk Management Inc., Rochester, New York, president and chairman; Dario Campolattaro, chief executive officer, Summit Community Bank, Leesburg, Virginia, vice president; David Seidel, vice president and actuary, Securian Financial Group, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, secretary; and Brian Duffy, president and chief operating officer, RSI Insurance Agency Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, treasurer.
Incoming board members are J. Mark DeLoach, senior vice president and director of PNC Insurance Services, PNC Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina; Todd Ellis, president, Sandy Spring Insurance Corp., Glen Burnie, Maryland; Phil Latvis, vice president and insurance agency manager, Mascoma Savings Bank, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Ray Smith, executive vice president, Renasant Bank, Tupelo, Mississippi; James Stuncard, vice president of insurance programs, Dollar Bank, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Sara Webb, vice president, BB&T Insurance Services, Raleigh, North Carolina; and Ron Zickert, executive vice president of sales, Affinion Group, Franklin, Tennessee.
Kolle Promoted at Allianz Life
Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America announced that it has promoted Jan Kolle to senior director of organizational sourcing and vendor management in the organizational sourcing and re-engineering division.
Kolle joined in 2013 as a vendor relationship manager in the organizational sourcing and vendor management area. Prior to that, he was a director for more than 10 years in the HR supply chain management area at Unisys Corp. in Eagan, Minnesota. During his more than 20-year tenure with Unisys, he also held various director and managerial roles.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Adds Four
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management announced that it has hired Theresa Brennan, Steve Darby, Gavin McIntire and Tim Whelan as regional vice presidents to support its U.S. ETP platform. They report to Mick McLaughlin, head of passive distribution in the Americas.
Brennan covers the northeast. Based in Boston, she has nearly 20 years of industry experience and was most recently a business development executive at NT Flexshares.
Darby covers the greater New York area and is based in New York. He brings over 15 years of experience and was most recently a business development manager for the ETF business at Russell Investments.