Prudential Financial's Group Insurance business has promoted John Ehrle to vice president of regional sales, responsible for managing small and mid-market life and disability sales throughout the US.

Mr Ehrle has more than 24 years of life and disability sales and sales management experience. He began his career with Standard Insurance in 1983 helping open the Houston Group Office and has remained in Houston ever since. He joined Prudential in 1997 as a sales manager and was promoted to regional sales director in 1999.

John DeLorenzo, senior vice president of sales and account management, Prudential Financial’s Group Insurance, said: John has a proven track record of exceeding sales goals. He will lead our regional sales team as we grow market share and further solidify our position as a leader in the group insurance industry.