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Jacquline Morales to Oversee Security Benefit Operations: Executive Changes

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What You Need to Know

  • Jaquline Morales has worked for Legal & General, Equitable and Bestow.
  • Kate Feather will oversee talent development at Lincoln Financial.
  • Mutual of America has a new asset manager who has served on Navy destroyers.

Security Benefit has picked a longtime Equitable and Legal & General operations executive to run its own operations.

The Topeka, Kansas-based annuity issuer named Jacquline Morales to be senior vice president, chief operating officer.

Morales previously spent 10 months as chief insurance officer at an unnamed “stealth-mode startup” in New York. She also has been chief insurance officer at Bestow, another life insurance startup.

She moved into company operations as vice president of operations at Americo Financial Life and Annuity in Dallas and later held executive posts in annuity operations and human resources at Lincoln Financial.

Morales was a managing director for annuity operations at Equitable — then known as AXA US — for five years, and as managing director for Equitable’s life operations for four years.

From 2016 through 2018, she served as chief operating officer of Legal & General America.

She has a bachelor’s degree in the humanities from Southern Methodist University, and she also has a master’s degree in business from SMU. She also holds the Associate, Customer Service professional designation from LOMA.

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing Group — a Dallas-based insurance and financial services distributor  — has named Ryan Kimble president of its Integrity Health arm.

Kimble will oversee Medicare plan sales efforts as well as group health and under-65 individual health sales.

Kimble has been the president of Agent Pipeline, an insurance marketing organization.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University.

Lincoln Financial

Lincoln Financial — a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based life insurer —  has promoted Kate Feather to senior vice president, head of employee experience and talent development, and Michael Kellar to senior vice president, head of talent.

Feather has been the company’s vice president, employee experience and talent development.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Durham University and a master’s degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics.

Kellar has been vice president of recruiting.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Farleigh Dickinson University, as well as the Certified Professional Coach professional designation.

Mutual of America

Mutual of America Financial Group — a New York-based life insurer that serves the individual and group retirement markets — has hired Chris Malfant to be executive vice president and head of fixed income at its Mutual of America Capital Management arm.

Malfant will oversee more than $10 billion in assets, including the Mutual of America Life Insurance Company general account and Mutual of America variable insurance portfolios.

He previously was head of investment-grade corporate bonds for American International Group.

He started out serving as a navigator aboard two U.S. Navy destroyers, the USS Kinkaid and the USS Donald Cook.

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

MetroPlusHealth

MetroPlusHealth — a New York-based health plan that focuses on the government plan market — has promoted Dr. Julie Myers to deputy chief medical office.

She was medical director of the carrier’s Partnership in Care special needs plan.

Earlier in her career, she served as director of HIV prevention in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Dr. Myers has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a medical degree from Cornell and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases at Columbia.

Jaquline Morales. (Photo: Security Benefit)