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ACLI Hires Former Ohio Insurance Commissioner: Executive Changes

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What You Need to Know

  • Venerable has a new deputy general counsel.
  • A Hub retirement arm named a chief compliance officer.
  • Stadion added two retirement consultants.

The American Council of Life Insurers has hired Jillian Froment, a former Ohio insurance commissioner, to be its executive vice president and general counsel.

Froment will begin working for the Washington-based trade group September 19, the ACLI said today.

As a top executive at the ACLI, she will help craft international, federal and state bills, regulations and policies that will affect life, annuity and retirement savings arrangements throughout the world.

Froment will succeed Julie Spiezio, who is retiring.

Froment began working for the Ohio Department of Insurance as its chief administrative officer in early 2011. She later served as the department’s deputy director for about five years, then the director from 2017 through 2020.

While at the Ohio department, she was active at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission.

She served a term as chair of the NAIC’s Life Insurance and Annuities Committee and as chairperson of the IIPRC.

From 2019 to 2020, she was a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, a body that advises the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Insurance Office.

Before Froment joined the Ohio department, she had other jobs in Ohio’s state government, and she was the administrator of the city of Marysville, Ohio, for three years.

She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Capital University.


Venerable — a West Chester, Pennsylvania company that owns and manages variable annuity businesses — has hired Ron Tanner to be vice president and deputy general counsel.

Tanner previously was executive director and assistant general counsel at FS Investments.

He also has worked as a lawyer for Drinker Biddle and Reath and for Proskauer Rose.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from that university’s law school.


Hub International has hired Mariane Lee to be the chief compliance officer for its Hub Retirement and Private Wealth unit.

Lee previously was the chief compliance officer for the regulated operations of Marsh & McLennan. She has also served as a staff supervisor at FINRA and a senior associate at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

She has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.


Stadion Money Management — a Watkinsville, Georgia-based retirement plan services provider — has hired Jackson Reese and Tom Stephenitch to be vice presidents and retirement consultants.

Reese previously was a retirement plan consultant at Nova 401(k) Associations. He also has been a battalion commander and deputy director of intelligence at the U.S. Marine Corps.

Stephenitch has been a regional vice president for large market sales at Transamerica and a vice president of business development at AIG’s retirement services business.


GeoBlue — an international health insurance provider based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania — has hired Simon Jackson to be chief growth officer.

GeoBlue is owned by 15 Blue Cross Blue Shield carriers and Bupa Global.

Jackson previously worked at an expatriate benefits arm of Mercer’s Mercer Health & Benefits unit. He also has worked for Bupa Global and UnitedHealth Group.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the West of England.


GCG Financial — a Deerfield, Illinois-based arm of the Alera Group — has hired Alex Koglin to be a senior benefits consultant.

Koglin earlier worked for CBIZ Insurance Services and Launchways. He has developed benefit strategies for restaurant groups, specialty food manufacturers, distributors, specialty coffee roasters and breweries.


Barings — an investment manager owned by MassMutual — has hired Ken Griffin to be head of insurance solutions.

Griffin previously was head of asset-liability matching strategy at Brighthouse Financial and global head of insurance solutions at Conning.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the CFA Institute.


The National Committee for Quality Assurance — a Washington-based health plan quality standards group — has hired Bryan Buckley to be director, health equity initiatives.

Buckley previously was a research fellow with the Medstar Health Institute for Quality and Safety and manager of strategic initiatives in the executive office of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

He was also — and continues to be — an adjunct assistant professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

He is a board member of the American Public Health Association and a founding executive board member of the DrPH Coalition.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State, a master’s degree in public health from Michigan State, and a doctorate in public health from Harvard.

Pictured: Jillian Froment. (Photo: Froment)


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