Toronto-based Foresters announced on Wednesday the appointment of Eric Miller as vice president, U.S. life and annuity sales.

In this role, Miller will lead strategy and plans for sustainable and profitable growth of Foresters U.S. life insurance and annuity business. He will also work to deepen relationships with distribution partners in line with Foresters purpose and target markets.

“Eric brings a tremendous track record as an accomplished life insurance and annuity marketing executive over an almost 30-year career,” says Cheryl Neal, president, North America life insurance for Foresters, in a statement.

In his last role as vice president, distribution and marketing at Dover, N.H.-based Liberty Life Assurance Co., Miller led the sales, business development and account management functions for the independent life and annuity channel.

Previously he held senior roles with leading financial services organizations including Protective Life Corporation, Irish Life of North America, Zurich Kemper Life, GE Capital Assurance and Confederation Life.

He has a BBA, Management from Georgia State University and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.