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Fraternal Insurer Group Gets a President: Personnel Moves

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The board of the American Fraternal Alliance has named Allison Koppel to be the group’s chief executive officer.

Koppel has been the group’s chief operating officer.

(Related: Finseca Names Suzy Jacobs Chief Operating Officer: Personnel Moves)

Koppel has been a trade association executive for over 20 years. She earned the designation

Koppel has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. She holds the Certified Association Executive professional designation.

In other personnel moves news:

Independent Insurance Group, Dallas, has hired George Luecke to be president and chief strategy officer.

Luecke earlier was co-chief executive officer of Global Bankers Insurance Group.

Luecke has a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a law degree from Harvard.

He started out in insurance as an executive at MetLife.

Later, he was chief financial officer for national accounts, government and specialty products at Aetna.

AIG Life & Retirement, an arm of American International Group, New York, has named Alan Smith head of human resources. Smith succeeds Liz Cropper, who will be chief human resources officer at AIG’s general insurance business.

Smith previously was chief human resource officer at Whittle Management, an education startup.

He also has been vice president, human resources with TE Connectivity, a global electronics components company.

Smith has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in business Columbia Business School.

New York Life Investments, New York, has named John Pavese head of global relationship management.

Pavese previously was head of third-party relationship management at Merrill Lynch.

Pavese has a bachelor’s degree from Kean College.

AmeriLife Group, Clearwater, Florida, an insurance and annuity distributor, has named Ovidio Vitas chief marketing officer.

Vitas previously was chief brand and digital officer at Marriott Vacations Worldwide.

C2P Advisory Group, Cleveland, an insurance marketing organization, is rebranding itself as Clarity Insurance Marketing and promoting itself as a company that provides holistic planning services.

The company has hired Brian Mann to be president and chief executive officer and Kalem Mackey to be executive vice president.

Mann is the founder and chief executive officer of Elite Advisory Group, a wealth management firm in Huntington Beach, Cal. Earlier, he started, built up and sold an insurance marketing organization. He is a past chairman of the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA).

Mackey was the founder of Superior Financial Planning of Arvada, Colorado. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego. He holds the Certified Financial Planner professional designation.

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