American International Group (AIG) has appointed William Dooley as executive vice president,financial services, Mark Herr as vice president, corporate media relations, and Tal Kaissar as vice president and director of taxes.

Mr Dooley is responsible for the AIG financial services business, which includes International Lease Finance, American General Finance, and AIG Consumer Finance Group. Mr Dooley reports to president and CEO of AIG, Robert Benmosche.

Mr Dooley was recently AIG senior vice president, Financial Services. Since joining AIG in 1978, he has served in various senior roles in AIG’s financial management and investment areas, including vice president and treasurer of AIG, senior vice president and chief investment officer of American International Underwriters, and senior vice president and treasurer of AIG Investment. He was elected AIG vice president in 1996 and AIG senior vice president in 1998.

Mr Herr will oversee all aspects of AIG’s corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG’s media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG’s communications professionals around the world. He reports to Christina Pretto, AIG senior vice president, corporate communications.

Mr Herr joined the AIG media relations team in early 2009, initially focusing on divestitures and other activities related to AIG’s restructuring. Later, his media relations responsibilities were expanded to include legal, regulatory and public policy issues.

Mr Herr joined AIG from Merrill Lynch, where he served as chief media spokesperson and strategist for legal, regulatory and public policy issues.

As AIG vice president and director of Taxes, Mr Kaissar has accounting, reporting, and transactional responsibilities for all aspects of AIG taxation worldwide. He reports to David Herzog, AIG executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr Kaissar joined AIG’s corporate tax group in 2007 as director, tax operations. He had previously served as co-head of global tax accounting for Citigroup, which he joined after serving in progressively responsible tax roles in Ernst & Young’s financial services practice, including tax senior manager.