Christopher J. Littlefield has been appointed chief executive offi cer of Aviva USA.

    Littlefield joined AmerUS Group in January 2006 as executive vice president–general counsel and secretary. He was promoted to Aviva USA chief operating officer in February 2008.

    Prior to that, Littlefield was with The Dial Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ (since 1998), where he held a number of management positions.

    Littlefield graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. He earned a juris doctor, with high distinction, from The University of Iowa. In his new role, he will continue to be based at the U.S. operations headquarters in Des Moines, IA.

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