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Allianz Names VP and other names in the news

Allianz Names VP

Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America (Minneapolis) named Jeffrey Suyematsu VP of life distribution for the carrier's Allianz Individual Insurance Group. Suyematsu was formerly with Prudential Insurance Co.'s (Newark, N.J.) investment division.

Sheinheit Takes CIO Reins at MetLife

Following the retirement of long-time MetLife CIO Dan Cavanagh in December, chief technology officer Steve Sheinheit has taken on the title and responsibilities of CIO.

New BCBSGA Pres.

BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia (Atlanta), an operating unit of Wellpoint Inc. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), appointed Caroline Matthews president. Matthews most recently served as president of Anthem West.

Scottish Re CEO

Scott Willkom will succeed Michael French as CEO of Scottish Re (Hamilton, Bermuda). Willkom has been president of Scottish Re and a member of the board of directors since 2000.

Carolina Casualty Names New Chief

William Murray succeeds Armin Blumberg, who is retiring, as CEO of Carolina Casualty Insurance Co., an operating unit of W.R. Berkley Corp.'s (Greenwich, Conn.) specialty segment. Murray currently is president of the excess division of Admiral Insurance Co., also an operating unit of W.R. Berkley's specialty segment.

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