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Spring of 2020 brought some good news for companies andindividuals, including promotions, awards, partnerships andmergers. Here's a sample of what we've seen of late.

Transamerica announced several appointments:

  • Blake Bostwick was appointed ChiefExecutive Officer of its Individual Solutions division. Mr.Bostwick will also lead the organization's retail affiliates thatdistribute life insurance, long term care, annuities and funds. Inhis new role, Mr. Bostwick continues reporting to Mark Mullin,Transamerica President and CEO, and heads the existing leadershipteam within the Individual Solutions division.
  • Kent Callahan was appointed ChiefExecutive Officer of its Workplace Solutions division. Mr. Callahanhas more than three decades of experience with Transamerica, andpreviously ledTransamerica business lines in retirement, employeebenefits and investment solutions. In his new role, Mr. Callahanreports to Mark Mullin, Transamerica President and CEO.

RandstadUSA announced a partnership with health care staffing firmAMNHealthcare. The first highly visible implementation of thispartnership is the Open Talent Marketplace for Healthcare, designedto provide state coalitions, federal agencies and hospital systemswith rapid access to hundreds of staffing vendors and tens ofthousands of clinicians, health IT professionals, office personneland other talent. Developed as a resource hospitals could use tosurge staff in light of COVID-19, the concept also is tailored tothe post-COVID environment.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is a writer and editor.