John Hancock has named Brooks Tingle, president and CEO of John Hancock Insurance. Tingle, who has served in this role on an interim basis since last summer, assumes his current role permanently, effective immediately. Linda Levyne, CLU, CFC, was named senior vice president, head of Sales and Distribution, also for John Hancock Insurance.
“As John Hancock continues on its journey of reinventing the life insurance experience for U.S. consumers, Brooks and Linda bring the vision, depth of experience, and proven execution strength that make them ideally suited to lead our company’s transformation of the life insurance industry,” said Marianne Harrison, president and CEO of John Hancock.
“With a sharp focus on customer experience and engagement, Brooks has been integral to the success of John Hancock Vitality, the only life insurance in the U.S. that is integrated with a technology-based wellness program, and ExpressTrack, a new underwriting approach that significantly simplifies the life insurance purchasing process,” she added.
Since joining John Hancock in 1987, Tingle has held diverse roles in the company’s life, annuity and long-term-care insurance businesses. Most recently, as senior vice president, Marketing and Strategy for John Hancock Insurance, he had overall management responsibility for John Hancock’s insurance marketing activities, as well as for the development and implementation of John Hancock’s market- expansion strategy.
Previously, Tingle served as senior vice president and COO for John Hancock Life Insurance Company and was responsible for all operations, including new business, underwriting, claims, information technology, policy administration, customer service and reinsurance administration.