To oversee all new sales activity, management of SML’s consultant team

Sitzmann Morris & Lavis (SML), a California-based independent-based insurance advisory firm in Northern California, has named John Pressley as its new vice president of Sales.

He is responsible for all new sales activity and the management of SML’s consultant team. His managerial responsibilities and tenure with SML will commence immediately.

Mr Pressley had been with Guardian Life Insurance since 1991 and most recently served as their regional director for the Pacific Northwest covering five states.

Gary Sitzmann, chairman and CEO of SML, said: “J.P. Pressley is one of the most experienced, successful and respected sales executives in the Northwest. He is a proven leader in the employee benefit industry and will be a tremendous resource for both our marketing staff and clients. We are so lucky to have him join the SML team and feel our partnership will carry on a long tradition of outstanding client relations and service.”

Sitzmann Morris & Lavis provides employee benefits, life insurance, estate planning, 401(k) retirement planning and business continuity fields.