The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has promoted Bill Huddleston to director of the Insurance Division.
Huddleston previously was the division’s director of receiverships.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Harding University.
Huddleston holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation. He has represented the Tennessee department in connection with receivership and insolvency efforts at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Hodgen Mainda continues to be the commissioner in charge of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance as a whole.
In other personnel matters news:
Equitable has named Robin Raju head of individual retirement.
Raju is currently treasurer of Equitable Holdings, the life insurer’s parent company, and the business chief financial officer.
He’ll report to Nick Lane, the president of Equitable.
Raju has a bachlelor’s degree in finance from the University of Scranton.
In related news, Yun “Julia” Zhang will become the treasurer of Equitable Holdings.
Zhang has been managing director and treasurer at Equitable.
Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in statistics and finance from the University of Science of Technology of China and a master’s degree in math from Columbia University.
Zhang holds the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Kemper Corp. has hired Erich Sternberg to be president of Kemper’s life and health division.
Sternberg will be based in Chicago and report to Joseph Lacher Jr., Kemper’s president and chief executive officer.
The heads of the Kemper Life and Kemper Health brands will report to Sternberg.
Sternberg previously was president and chief executive officer of Starmount Life Insurance Company and Starmount Managed Dental of California, which are now subsidiaries of Unum Group.
Sternberg has a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University.
He has served as a board member of the National Association of Specialty Health Plans and the National Association of Vision Care Plans.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has hired Jean LaTorre to be executive vice president and chief investment officer.