American Equity Investment Life Holding Company named Dewayne Lummus senior vice president and chief accounting officer, effective Nov. 30.

Scott Samuelson will transition into the new role of controller for the company’s insurance and reinsurance business, including all related transactions.

Lummus served as managing director and corporate controller of Equitable from 2019 until 2021, where he oversaw all aspects of its accounting, financial reporting, reinsurance accounting and administration, and finance systems strategy. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer, retail financial products for Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America from 2015-19. There, he oversaw its advice-centric, segment-focused brokerage, insurance, educational savings, and wealth management solutions.