John Hancock has hired Amanda Weaver to be an assistant vice president on its government relations team.
Weaver will focus legislation and regulatory work related to long-term care insurance.
John Hancock has been involved with running the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program since it came to life, in 2001, and one of Weaver’s jobs will be working with the people at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management who oversee that program.
Weaver will succeed Marie Roche, who is retiring from John Hancock after 40 years with John Hancock.
Weaver previously was a government relations executive at Health Care Service Corp.
She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Catholic University of America.
Earlier in her career, she was a senior policy analyst at the American Academy of Actuaries. From 2007 through 2012, she was a government relations counsel at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
In other personnel news move:
Financial Fitness for Life, Overland Park, Kansas, has named Christian Mango president of its national retirement plan solutions business.
He previously was executive vice president.
Mango has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in business from Boston College.
Before he began working for Financial Fitness for Life, he spent eight years as a wholesaler for BlackRock. He has also worked as a regional vice president for Touchstone Investments and as a wholesaler for Pioneer Investments.
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has named Neil Granger to be a member of the California Department of Insurance Curriculum Board.
The board oversees the development of prelicensing and continuing education curriculum for California insurance agents and brokers.
Granger is owner of Neil Granger Insurance and Annuity Consulting, Oakland, California.
He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Riverside.
He holds the Life and Disability Analyst professional designation.
He runs classes on fighting elder fraud abuse for lawyers, financial professionals and others.
Advisor360°, Weston, Massachusetts, has named Richard Napolitano to be its chief executive officer.
Advisor360° runs a wealth management system for financial advisors and other firms involved in wealth management. The company split off from Commonwealth Financial Network in 2019.
Napolitano previously was a partner at Napcon Capital Management. He continues to be affiliated with a venture capital firm he started, Pillar VC.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University.
He started his career as a principal software engineer at Digital Equipment Corp. He later spent eight years as a storage software executive at EMC.
He founded Plexxi Inc., a data storage network software company, and told it to Hewlett Packard in 2018.
For seven years, he was chairman of the planning board for Brookline, Hew Hampshire.
Addicus LLC, Oxford, Mississippi, has named Chad Webb to be a managing partner.
Webb will run a new Addicus office in Birmingham, Alabama.
Webb previously was a partner at Addicus.
He has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Mississippi. He holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.
He started his career at KPMG US and later was chief enterprise risk officer for Regions Bank.
In related news Addicus has named Michael Berry to be a partner and head of private client.
Berry previously was managing member at MSF Companies, an asset planning and financial planning firm in Newtown, Connecticut.
Berry has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. He holds the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation.
Potomac Financial Group, Calverton, Maryland, has hired Jeremy Dvorak to be an advisor.
Dvorak will be based in Ellicott City, Maryland. He previously was an independent financial advisor with Raymond James.
Dvorak has a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a focus in financial planning, from Towson University. He holds the Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living professional designations.
OneTeam Financial LLC, Cranford, New Jersey, has hired Ash Ahluwalia to be director of Social Security.
Ahluwalia is a specialist in maximizing Social Security benefits. He is the founder and former president of National Social Security Partners LLC.
Ahluwalia holds the Certified Financial Planner professional designation. He also holds the National Social Security Advisor and Certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies designations, and he been recognized as the National Social Security Advisor of the Year.
He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in business from the University of Pennsylvania.
Club Vita has hired Jennifer Haid to be the chief executive officer for its international team.
Haid, who will be based in New York, will help the company sell its longevity data analysis tools.
Haid previously was vice president of strategic marketing and product development at American International Group Inc.
She also has worked for EY and for Willis Towers Watson.
Haid has a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the University of Waterloo. She holds the Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst professional designations.
EIS Group, San Francisco, has hired Samantha Chow to be life, annuities and health markets lead.
EIS is a insurance software company.
Chow previously was a senior analyst at Aite Group.
She also has been corporate vice president of business productivity and innovation at New York Life, and she worked in research positions at American Family Life Assurance Company.
She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Columbus State University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Phoenix.
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