Ameritas Announces Officer Elections

Lincoln, Neb.//May 30, 2012//JoAnn M. Martin, CPA, FLMI, Ameritas chair, president and chief executive officer, announces the addition of three new officers and two officer promotions.

IMAGE: andres_saraSara Andres recently joined Ameritas Investment Corp. as senior vice president, chief compliance and risk management officer. Andres’ responsibilities include oversight of compliance, due diligence, suitability and assurance, financial and commission areas, planning and best practices.

Andres brings 15 years of experience in compliance, regulatory and management. She previously supervised all compliance functions for another investment company, including audits and exams, surveillance, communications review, and licensing and registration.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Andres earned a B.S. degree in agricultural economics and holds seven FINRA securities licenses. She is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) and completed FINRA’s three-year program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

IMAGE: jurgensmeier_robertBob Jurgensmeier, FSA, MAAA, recently joined Ameritas as senior vice president, chief actuary –individual division for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York, Acacia Life Insurance Company and The Union Central Life Insurance Company. He is responsible for creating and leading strategic initiatives for the individual life insurance and annuity product life cycle, as well as leading product development and product management.

Jurgensmeier brings extensive actuarial experience to the company. He previously served as senior vice president and actuary for another insurance company where he led the product development and in-force management of the universal life product line.

A graduate of UNL, Jurgensmeier holds a B.S. degree in business administration.

IMAGE: hodges_paulaPaula Hodges, FSA, FLMI, recently joined Ameritas as second vice president and associate actuary for Ameritas Life, Ameritas Life of New York, Acacia Life and Union Central Life. She is responsible for managing the data needs of corporate actuarial and enhancing efficiencies and auditable processes for the valuation area.

Hodges originally started her career with Ameritas in 1985. Since 1998, she worked for another insurance company in product development.

She earned a B.S. degree in math and computer science from UNL. Professional designations include PMP (Project Management Professional) and CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt).

Hodges serves as vice chair of the product development section for the Society of Actuaries and is a member of the United Way allocation committee and a TeamMates mentor.

IMAGE: corbett_scottScott Corbett, FALU, FLMI, was elected second vice president and assistant chief underwriter – Ameritas Life, Ameritas Life of New York, Acacia Life and Union Central Life, effective May 1. Corbett is primarily responsible for assisting with risk assessment and all functions related to mortality, as well as establishing policies, underwriting guidelines and procedures within the department.

He joined Union Central in 2004 and has held various positions, including senior underwriter, director of life underwriting and underwriting officer.

Corbett graduated from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, with a B.B.A. degree in finance and management. He earned his MBA degree from Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn.

Corbett is the former president and board member of Ohio Home Office of Life & Health Underwriters Association, a committee member of Academy of Life Underwriting and a member of North American Underwriting Study Group.