BINGHAMTON, N.Y. â Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York announced it has named John W. Jonassen as senior VP, chief underwriter, and Mark J. Melville as second VP of project and IT risk management.
Jonassen will oversee Security Mutualâs underwriting and new business functions. Jonassen previously was VP of strategy and underwriting operations at EMSI Insurance. He began his career as an underwriting consultant for The Hartford Life Insurance Company, going on to serve as a senior underwriting consultant with Crump Life Insurance Services, followed by serving as chief underwriter for Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. A graduate of Minnesota State University, Jonassen received a bachelorâs degree in business administration with emphasis on finance.
Melville will be responsible for designing and documenting Security Mutualâs project and product portfolio management processes, as well as for project management of the companyâs IT audits and compliance with the New York State Department of Financial Services cybersecurity regulation. He began his career at Security Mutual in 2003 and was promoted to a number of positions, most recently serving as assistant VP, systems analyst/project manager. Prior to joining Binghamtonâbased Security Mutual, Melville worked at IBM for more than 10 years. He graduated from Syracuse University with a masterâs degree in computer engineering.
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