Donald W. (Butch) Britton appointed President of ING U.S. Life Business Group

June 7, 2004 Atlanta Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING today announced that Donald W. (Butch) Britton has joined the company as president of its U.S. Life Business Group. Britton will be based in the company’s U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and will report to Jacques de Vaucleroy, group president for ING’s U.S. Retail Financial Services.

Britton joins ING with a strong and diversified background in the life and annuity industries. His previous positions include over 18 years with First Colony Life, culminating as president of that company, and commensurately senior positions with GE Financial Assurance.

Most recently, he served as President of the Life Division at American General Financial Group where he helped create and manage an innovative distribution and product management model that helped to double sales during his three years at American General.

During the past two years Butch has worked in a consulting capacity with key clients to bring insurance expertise to new market opportunities and has been a partner in NXTSTAR Ventures.

"Butch is an expert in innovative operational, distribution and product management strategies, and brings superb understanding of the life industry environment to ING," said de Vaucleroy. "His market expertise and deep product knowledge will accelerate ING’s ability to be a market leader in the life business."

Britton holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics from East Carolina University, Greenville NC. He is a member of the Fellow Society of Actuaries (1980), and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He served as chairman of the LIMRA Brokerage Committee and served a term on the LIMRA Board of Directors.

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in 60 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 115,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit

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