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Pacific Life Announces Assistant Vice President Promotions

 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  – March 27, 2018 – Pacific Life today announced seven new assistant vice president promotions, effective April 1, 2018.

Chris Dentone to Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Life Insurance Division
As assistant vice president, risk management, Mr. Dentone will assume an expanded risk management leadership role and continue to drive the development and implementation of effective operational and compliance risk management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Hobart College and resides in Laguna Niguel, California.

Don Edstrom to Assistant Vice President, Application Administration, Retirement Solutions Division
As assistant vice president, Mr. Edstrom will have expanded responsibilities, overseeing all applications development areas including mainframe application development, administrative systems & analysis, and the Modernize, Modularize and Enhance (MM&E) teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and resides in Mission Viejo, California.

David Graham to Assistant Vice President, Head of Stable Value Products, Corporate Division
As assistant vice president, Mr. Graham will have leadership responsibility for the management and decision-making for all stable value products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University, Long Beach and resides in Costa Mesa, California.

Colleen Kirtland to Assistant Vice President, Quality Assurance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Retirement Solutions Division
As assistant vice president, Ms. Kirtland will continue to have oversight of the quality assurance function as well as responsibility for providing recommendations for business applications of new and emerging technologies to meet the strategic needs of the business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in international studies from Columbia University. Ms. Kirtland resides in Yorba Linda, California.

Rob McWilliam to Assistant Vice President, Credit Analysis, Corporate Division
As assistant vice president, Mr. McWilliam will expand his role to include the oversight of department-wide projects related to investment management. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s in systems engineering, and from Duke University with a master’s in business administration. Mr. McWilliam resides in Ladera Ranch, California.

Katie Schannen to Assistant Vice President, New Business and Document Center, Life Insurance Division
As Assistant Vice President, Ms. Schannen will oversee all aspects of new business and the document center, including setting the direction for the department and positioning it for future success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and resides in San Juan Capistrano, California.

David Spencer to Assistant Vice President, Credit Analysis, Corporate Division
As assistant vice president, Mr. Spencer will oversee department-wide and company-wide projects related to investment management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a master’s in business administration from UCLA Anderson. Mr. Spencer is a CFA® charterholder and resides in Laguna Niguel, California.

About Pacific Life

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018, Pacific Life provides a wide range of insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com. Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2017 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2017 FORTUNE 500® list.

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