The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has named Marianne Caswell president of its Park Avenue Securities LLC subsidiary.
Park Avenue Securities is a registered broker-dealer and investment advisor.
Caswell has been Guardian’s head of practice development in agency distribution.
She is also president of Guardian’s Innovative Underwriters subsidiary. The subsidiary is a brokerage general agency that offers financial professionals affiliated with Guardian access to products provided by companies other than Guardian.
Caswell has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius College.
Early in her career, she spent seven years at Citi. When she left, she was director of strategy and reengineering.
She joined Guardian in 2013, as second vice president for strategy at Park Avenue Securities.
In other personnel moves news:
Equitable Holdings Inc., New York, has hired Jose Ramon Gonzalez to be chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
Equitable is the parent of both Equitable and of AllianceBernstein.
Gonzalez will succeed Dave Hattem, who plans to retire later this year after working for Equitable for 26 years.
Gonzalez previously was executive vice president and general counsel at CNA Insurance.
Gonzalez has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Columbia University.
He is chair of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF board. He is a member of the boards of The Bass Museum of Art and the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
He began working in insurance company law at American International Group Inc.
He later worked at Torus and QBE North America before moving to CNA.