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Jackson Names Mark Clark CIO

The Lansing, Mich.-based insurer also announced the promotion of Laura Prieskorn to senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Mark Clark, SVP and CIO, Jackson National Life
Mark Clark, SVP and CIO, Jackson National Life
Jackson National Life has promoted Mark Clark to senior vice president and chief information officer and Laura Prieskorn to senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Both officers will report to George Napoles, executive vice president.

As CIO, Clark will be responsible for all of the systems and programming departments supporting Jackson and its subsidiaries. He joined Jackson in 1996 from Cooperative Technologies, a firm he co-founded, according to a Jackson source. Previously, he was IT applications system manager of actuarial systems at SunAmerica. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and information technology industries.

As chief administrative officer, Prieskorn will oversee all departments and functions within Jackson's operational areas, including new business, policyholder services, broker management, claims, and the telephone service center, as well as the company's relationship management and business analytics groups, according to the Jackson source. Previously, she served as vice president of the company's customer service center. During her 21 years with Jackson, Prieskorn has held positions in virtually every department within the company's operations.

"Both Laura and Mark bring extensive knowledge, experience and a history of exceptional performance to their new roles," comments George Napoles, executive vice president, Jackson. "Laura is a creative and dedicated individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the efficiency of Jackson's operations and improving the well-being of our associates. Mark has led the development and implementation of countless innovations in our IT department, and his leadership has been instrumental in the advancement of Jackson's technology platforms. I am pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions, and am confident that Laura and Mark will continue to make valuable contributions to the Jackson organization."

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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