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American Enterprise Hires an Investment Manager: Personnel Matters

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American Enterprise Group Inc.has hired Tam Lines to become the company’s commercial real estate investment manager.

Lines’ will help the Des Moines, Iowa-based company manage and service its commercial loan portfolio.

(Related: Maryland Gets a New Deputy Insurance Commissioner: Personnel Moves)

Lines previously was assistant vice president, portfolio manager with SitusAMC, a company that supports institutional lenders and investors. She also has worked for Aviva Capital Management and Principal Global Investors.

Lines holds the Fellow, Life Management Institute, designation, with a specialization in life insurance investments, and the Fellow, Financial Services Institute, designation.

In other personnel matters news:

FBL Financial Group Inc. says Charles Happel, the company’s chief investment officer, will retire in the middle of this year, after working for the company for 36 years.

Happel began working for the West Des Moines, Iowa-based company as a Farm Bureau Financial Services agent in 1984.

He has been the chief investment officer since 2009.

Gen Re says Winfred Heinen, the head of the Life and Health International business, will retire July 31.

Heinen has been working for the Cologne, Germany-based reinsurer since 1988.

Heinen has been chairman of the executive board of General Reinsurance AG, Gen Re’s German legal entity.

Charles Shamieh, who is already a member of General Reinsurance AG’s board, will succeed Heinen as executive chairman, Gen Re says.

Shamieh is chairman of General Re Corp., the Gen Re Group’s holding company.


GAMA International has named Earl Luttner to be its 2020 Hall of Fame Recipient

Luttner is the chief executive officer and chairman of Lifetime Financial Growth LLC, a Guardian Life agency in Pittsburgh.

He was chairman of the board of the International Assistance Group for 20 years and has helped families adopt about 2,900 children, according to GAMA International.

OneAmerica has given its Aspire Distinguished Achievement honor to Rhonda Way who provides senior sales support in Dallas for the employee benefits unit. She has been working for OneAmerica for 22 years.

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