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Jackson Names Axel André CFO: Personnel Moves

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Jackson National Life Insurance Company has named Axel André executive vice president and chief financial officer of Jackson.

(Related: Penn Mutual Names a Chief Financial Officer: Personnel Moves)

André previously was chief financial officer of individual retirement at American International Group Inc. He also has served as chief risk officer for individual retirement, group retirement and institutional markets at AIG.

Jackson National is a Lansing, Michigan-based arm of Prudential PLC of London, which has no connection with Prudential Financial Inc.

André will be based in Jackson’s offices in Lansing, the company says.

André’s succeeds Chad Myers, will become vice chair of Jackson Holdings LLC. Myers will have responsibility for the Jackson asset management and institutional product teams, Jackson says.

In other personnel moves news:

The American Council of Life Insurers has hired Lauryl Jackson to be a vice president in the federal relations department. She will handle issues relating to products and concerns such as disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, and paid family and medical leave. She will also lead ACLI’s diversity and inclusion programs.

Jackson previously led government affairs and policy initiatives at Johnson & Johnson. Before that, she led congressional outreach efforts for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Jackson also has worked for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and for three members of Congress.

Jackson has a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a law degree from Howard University.

ECFC — the Washington-based group once known as the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation — has named Christa Day executive director.

Day succeeds Martin Trussell, who is retiring.

Day previously was North American regional director at AGN International and director of chapter relations, Mid-Atlantic Region, for the American Inns Court Foundation.

Day has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from George Mason

Centene Corp. has announced three high-level personnel moves.

The St. Louis-based company has named Chris Koster senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.

Koster has been senior vice president, corporate services, at Centene since 2017.

Before that, he served for eight years as Missouri’s attorney general. He also served for four years in the Missouri Senate.

Keith Williamson, Centene’s former secretary and general counsel, is now president of the Centene Charitable Foundation. Since joining Centene in 2006,

Centene also has named Jennifer Gilligan senior vice president, investor relations. She will succeed Edmund Kroll as the company’s head of investor relations in April, when he retires. Gilligan previously was direct, investor relations, at CVS Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pepperdine University.

Trustmark has hired Christopher Paquette to be the Lake Forest, Illinois-based insurer’s senior vice president, chief digital and strategy officer.

He previously was a partner in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company.

Paquette has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business from Northwestern.

Willis Towers Watson has named Mark Mennemeyer and Kim Steiner to be North America life practice division leaders.

The division handles insurance consulting and technology services.

Mennemeyer has been head of Willi’s New York Life Insurance Consulting and Technology business and head of the economic capital initiative for the life practice.

Steiner has been leading the company’s Atlanta Life Insurance Consulting and Technology business and runs the practice’s analytics and experience analysis initiatives.

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