Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors says Chris Judd will be its new chief executive officer and Ken Vaughan will be its new president.
The Boston-based firm is an arm of Brown & Brown. It sells group life, group disability, group dental and other non-medical benefits.
Paul Barden, who has been the CEO of Pacific Resources, now has a new leadership role at Brown & Brown Insurance, according to Pacific Resources.
Judd and Vaughan have been executive vice presidents at Pacific Resources.
Judd has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College. He worked at Unum and Hartford before moving to Pacific Resources.
Vaughan has a bachelor’s degree from Drew University. He worked at Hartford and Cigna before ending up at Pacific Resources.
In other personnel moves news:
Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa, has named Pat Halter president of its Principal Global Asset Management unit, which oversees $702 billion in assets.
He has been president of the Principal Global Investors unit, and he will keep that role.
Halter is getting the global asset management unit president title from Tim Dunbar, who is retiring.
Halter has a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing, and a master’s degree in business, from the University of Wisconsin.
Principal also announced that it’s promoting Kamal Bhatia, president of Principal Funds, to chief operating officer of Principal Global Investors.
Bhatia has a bachelor’s degree from IIT, in India, and a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.