Dearborn National has appointed William Johnson as regional vice president of sales to direct sales activities in the Northeast region and develop new strategies to acquire and retain business, while implementing various distribution models to facilitate its growth in the area.

Most recently, Mr Johnson has served as regional sales director at MetLife, where he garnered several professional accolades, including being named regional sales director of the year in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Brian Griffin, vice president of sales at Dearborn National, said: “I am confident that his guidance will enhance our sales team’s efforts as we strive to provide our customers with top quality products and services that fit their needs.”

Mr Johnson, said: “Dearborn National is the best kept secret in the industry. I’m very pleased to be a part of such an exceptional management team that clearly understands what it takes to win in the marketplace, and I look forward to bringing in the most talented sales people in the Northeast to join me in this exciting journey.”