LIMRA and LOMA announced on Nov. 6 the election of Michael Doughty, president and CEO, Manulife Canada, as chair of the LL Global board of directors for 2018. In this role, Doughty will succeed Rino D’Onofrio, president and CEO, RBC Life.

The LL Global board provides oversight and guidance to LIMRA and LOMA with the aim of ensuring that their research and education programs provide value to member companies.

Brandon Carter elected vice chair

Brandon Carter, chairman and president, USAA Life Insurance Company, was elected vice chair and will succeed Doughty as chair in 2019.

In addition, seven new members were elected to the board this year for three-year terms. These members are: Christopher Carlson, vice chairman, strategic businesses, Ohio National Financial Services, Inc.; Michael Concannon, executive vice president, group benefits, The Hartford; William Gaumond, chief financial officer, Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America; Alison Reed, executive vice president, operations, Jackson National Life Distributors LLC; Doyle Williams, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, COUNTRY Financial; Brian Winikoff, senior executive director, head of U.S. life, retirement and wealth management, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and Ke Zhang, chief executive officer, Taiping Life Insurance.

Turbulent times of regulatory uncertainty

“The LL Global board of directors continues to exhibit dedication and willingness to serve for the advancement of the industry,” said Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. We need executives like these to help guide this very important industry association through these turbulent times of regulatory uncertainty and changing business models.”