Jackson National Life Insurance Co. announced two senior executive level promotions within its operations and IT units. Jackson promoted Laura Prieskorn to SVP and CAO, and J. Mark Clark to SVP and CIO.

In her new role, Prieskorn will oversee all departments and functions within Jackson’s operational areas, including new business, policyholder services, broker management, claims, and the telephone service center, as well as the company’s relationship management and business analytics groups. Previously, she served as VP of the company’s customer service center. During her 21 years with Jackson, Prieskorn has held positions in virtually every department within operations.

As CIO, Clark will be responsible for all of the systems and programming departments that support Jackson and its subsidiaries. He joined Jackson in 1996 from Cooperative Technologies, a firm he co-founded. Previously, he was IT applications system manager of actuarial systems at SunAmerica. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and information technology industries.

“Both Laura and Mark bring extensive knowledge, experience and a history of exceptional performance to their new roles,” said George Napoles, EVP for Jackson. “Laura is a creative and dedicated individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the efficiency of Jackson’s operations and improving the well-being of our associates. Mark has led the development and implementation of countless innovations in our IT department, and his leadership has been instrumental in the advancement of Jackson’s technology platforms. I am pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions, and am confident that Laura and Mark will continue to make valuable contributions to the Jackson organization.”

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