The Standard’s Scott Mattison has been promoted to employee benefits sales manager in the Washington, D.C., group office. Mattison will cover Virginia and Maryland in addition to the District of Columbia in his new position. Mattison has been a sales rep in the Washington, D.C., office since he joined The Standard in 2002. His most recent title at The Standard was senior employee benefits consultant. He won the Sales Leader of the Year award in 2010 and is currently the only rep in the company who has been recognized as part of the Banner Achievement group six times in a row. … Transamerica Employee Benefits announces the recent hiring of Domenic Salvato as vice president of business development. Salvato will oversee the expansion of key national account relationships with an emphasis on developing sales of TEB’s supplemental life and health offerings through national brokerage and consulting firms. … The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) names U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) as the Gerald Solomon-IIABA Legislator of the Year for 2011. … J.D. Hickey is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Effective May 1, Hickey will succeed Bill Gracey. … Amalgamated Life Insurance Company (White Plains, NY), announces the appointment of Eric Burckhardt as Senior Sales Executive serving in the Tri-State area of New York, Southern Connecticut and New Jersey. Burckhardt brings more than 20 years of senior sales experience primarily with the insurance industry to new business opportunities within the corporate and Taft-Hartley markets.

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