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Pacific Life names new management team

For annuities and mutual funds division

Pacific Life Insurance has appointed Dewey Bushaw as new executive vice president of it’s annuities and mutual funds division.

 

Mr. Bushaw succeeded Bill Robinson, who retired after a 14-year career at Pacific Life. The company has promoted Chris Mierlo to chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales. John White has been appointed as vice president of sales, a newly created position and Christine Tucker was promoted to vice president, of marketing. Assuming national sales management responsibility by channel will be Jack Hunter for regional/wirehouse; Stuart Holland for independent planner; and George Paulik for bank/financial institutions.

 

Mr. Mierlo joined the company as assistant vice president of national sales manager, in the life insurance division’s variable products area. He was promoted to vice president of national accounts, in the annuities and mutual funds division in 2000, with responsibility for managing all aspects of new and existing relationships across the division’s distribution channels and regional lines.

 

In his role as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales, Mr. Mierlo will provide oversight, strategic direction and leadership to the sales and marketing departments. He will direct the formulation of sales plans in support of profitable returns and business growth through product development and sales.

 

Mr. White joined Pacific Life in 1994 as a marketing services representative in the annuities division. In his role as vice president of sales, Mr. White will manage all aspects of new and existing relationships across the division’s distribution channels and regional lines in order to grow distribution of Pacific Life products. He will also manage the conference planning department and will retain oversight of the internal wholesaling department and sales training and strategic sales initiatives.

 

Prior to joining Pacific Life, Mr. White served in the Marine Corps and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Drexel University in Pennsylvania.