The Standard promotes Briggs to second vice president
Julie Briggs has been promoted to second vice president and associate actuary for Standard Insurance Company. Prior to joining The Standard in 2005, Briggs spent seven years at Towers Perrin and Mercer in benefits plan consulting. She has held actuarial positions in The Standard's Retirement Plans business in both the defined benefits area and the product and risk management areas, and on the Corporate Actuarial team. She currently oversees the enterprise risk-management program and led the implementation of significant new risk-management strategies at the company. In her new role, Briggs will expand her provision of governance and oversight over financial reporting and product and pricing decisions across all business lines.
Liberty Mutual promotes Erickson in the Midwest
Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Mark Erickson as regional vice president of the central region of Liberty Mutual Benefits. He will lead a Liberty Mutual team focusing on meeting the needs of group disability, life and absence management buyers and intermediaries throughout the central U.S. A 25-year veteran, Erickson was responsible for selling and servicing large benefit buyers for Liberty Mutual in the Midwest for the past decade. Erickson will be based in Minneapolis.
Kearney to lead The Hartford's group benefits sector
The Hartford has named Kris Kearney to lead national accounts for the group benefits business. He will report to Lori High, chief marketing officer and head of sales for group benefits, and will be responsible for enhancing relationships with top distribution partners and companies with more than 5,000 employees. Kearney joined The Hartford in 2004 as a regional sales manager and has held positions within The Hartford's Group Benefits business. Most recently, Kearney served as regional vice president of the Western division.