Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jeff Hurd Named Head of Human Resources At AIG

(RTTNews) - Monday, American International Group Inc.(AIG: News ), the insurer rescued by the U.S., made several senior appointments, naming a new head of human resources and a new chief administrative officer, reports said.

Citing an internal memo, reports said the New York-based company named its chief administrative officer, Jeff Hurd as the head of human resources and recruited Michael Cowan, a former senior vice president of global corporate services from Merrill Lynch (MER: News ) to take Hurd's old post.

Cowan, who has been at Merrill since 1986 will will oversee the company's operations and systems, corporate administration, and the "separation office," which focuses on readying businesses for deals.

In addition, AIG said senior vice-president of communications Nick Ashooh is leaving to join aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (AA: News ) as its head of corporate affairs. Ashooh is being succeeded by Christina Pretto, who is presently vice president of corporate media relations, according to the internal memo.

Benmosche, who took over at AIG in August, is seeking to replace executives who have departed after the company's $182.3 billiongovernment bailout. The new appointments follow last week's resignation of AIG's general counsel and vice chairman Anastasia Kelly, who had oversight of human resources and communications. 

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