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American Enterprise Names 4 Regional Managers: Personnel Matters

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American Enterprise Group Inc. has named four regional sales managers for its preneed business.

The managers will market coverage written by the Des Moines, Iowa-based company’s Great Western Insurance Company unit to funeral homes.

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The new regional sales managers are:

  • Michael Hartman (Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama): He has an associate degree from Seminole Community College. He served as a construction electrician in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion in Desert Storm.
  • Tom Hisle  (Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia): He has a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business from Averett college. He also graduated from Mid America College of Funeral Service.
  • Rebekah Manofsky (Indiana, Ohio): She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio University. She is also a master funeral director, has opened two funeral services, and has installed a crematory.
  • Allen Whitmer (Oklahoma, Texas): He has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and he holds a limited funeral director license in Missouri. He is a member of the third generation of his family to work in the funeral industry.

In other personnel matters news:

Covr Financial Technologies has hired Ron Alexander to be president and head of innovation.

Covr is a Hartford, Connecticut-based company that sells life insurance sales tools and policy management tools to financial institutions.

Alexander previously was general manager of Crump Life Insurance Services.

He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in business from the University of Chicago.

He holds the Certified Financial Planner professional designation.

OneShare Health, a health care sharing ministry based in Irving, Texas, has added three executives.

The company has hired Allen Kerr to be senior executive vice president of regulatory affairs; Buddy Combs to be chief compliance officer and general counsel; and Nancy Atkins to be executive vice president of government relations.

Kerr previously was the insurance commissioner of Arkansas. He has also served as an elected member on the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) board, and as a member of the Arkansas House.

Combs was the first deputy insurance commissioner at the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

Atkins was the Kentucky insurance commissioner, a past president of the Central Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters, and a member of the NIPR board.

The board of Ameritas has elected Lined Mason elected vice president, policy services, for the individual division of Ameritas.

She previously was second vice president of new business at the Lincoln, Nebraska-based company.

Mason has an associate degree in business from LaGuardia Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Francis College.

She serves on the board for the Metro YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the Youth Development Board for Greater Cincinnati.

Standard Insurance Company has promoted Mark MacGillivray to direct of financial institutions, annuities. He previously was a regional sales director in annuities at the Portland, Oregon-based company.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. He holds the Certified Annuity Specialist and Certified Financial Fiduciary professional designations.

The Church Pension Group, a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, has named Theodore Elias as executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

He succeeds Maria Curatolo, who retired.

Elias previously was vice president, organizational development, at the Church Pension Group.

Before he began working for the Church Pension Group, he worked for TIAA-CREF.

He has a bachelor’s degree in special education from William Paterson University.

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans has promoted Jennifer McGuigan Babcock to senior vice president for Medicaid policy.

She previously was vice president for exchanges and vice president for Medicaid policy.

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