Jennifer Chmel joined FASCore, the record-keeping subsidiary of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance, as assistant vice president of sales, said Lisa Gigax, spokeswoman. It is a new position. Ms. Chmel was sales director for institutional retirement services at DST Systems. Jill Metzler, spokeswoman for DST, did not return calls seeking information on a replacement for Ms. Chmel.
Elizabeth Komachi joined Heidrick & Struggles International as principal and member of the financial services practice, recruiting senior executives for traditional and alternative investment management companies. It is a new position, said Eric Sodorff, spokesman. Ms. Komachi was a director of executive recruiting company Whitney Group, where she was part of the financial services search practice.
George Curtis was named regional director of the SEC's central regional office, confirmed spokesman John Nester. He replaces Randall Fons, who stepped down in March to enter private practice. Mr. Curtis, who starts in mid-November, will manage the enforcement and examination programs in Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico. Mr. Curtis was a partner in the Denver office of law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.