Jackson National Life Distributors, an arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, has promoted Marc Socol to west regional director for JNLD's registered and guaranteed channels.

In this role, Mr Socol is responsible for overseeing a team of 30 external wholesalers in 15 states including California, Arizona, Colorado, and Kansas.

In his most recent role, Mr Socol covered the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area as an external wholesaler in Jackson National Life Distributors’s (JNLD’s) registered channel, and was named JNLD’s registered wholesaler of the year for 2004 and 2007.

Mr Socol has earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Long Beach State University.

Greg Cicotte, JNLD executive vice president and national sales manager, Through his commitment to hard work and excellence, and his willingness to share personal best practices with his peers, Marc has continued to help elevate the performance of Jackson’s entire wholesaling team.