Health insurer Humana has appointed Edward Quinlan as new president of specialty products for its Southern California operations.

Based in Irvine, Quinlan will be responsible for overall management and strategic planning for Humana’s dental, vision, group term life, individual term life, disability income, accident, critical illness, cancer and stop-loss insurance products in Southern California.

Most recently, Quinlan served as a regional manager for The Hartford. He also held roles at Buck Consultants, MetLife and Liberty Mutual, in addition to other positions.

Humana West Region commercial operations CEO Mark El-Tawil said that Ed will play a key role in continuing to build customer satisfaction by offering Humana’s specialty products that will help employers improve employee retention and productivity.

"Ed has more than 30 years of experience in corporate benefits management, sales and marketing," El-Tawil said.