AIG has named Eric Taylor senior vice president, independent annuity and accident and health distribution.

Taylor is responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership for annuity sales through brokerage general agencies and independent marketing organizations for AIG Financial Distributors, the sales distribution arm for AIG’s life and retirement business.

He is also responsible for providing accident and health (A & H) solutions through the distribution channel.
Taylor will report to John Deremo, executive vice president, AIG Financial Distributors.

Deremo said: "Eric is an industry veteran with deep experience and proven expertise. He is a welcome addition as we look to further increase our management bench strength within these fast-growing businesses at AIG.

"I am confident Eric’s leadership and knowledge will help us achieve AIG’s ongoing commitment to be our distribution partners’ most valued insurer."

Taylor, who brings more than 20 years of industry experience, joined AIG from Genworth Financial.

At Genworth, he served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including sales operations leader, marketing strategy leader and, most recently, national sales manager, annuities.

Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California in San Diego and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Board Member for the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) and a Member of the NAFA Education Committee.