WASHINGTON - Fannie Mae named Daniel H. Mudd, a veteran of GE Capital, to be vice chairman, chief operating officer, and a director. The chief operating officer post was left open in January by Lawrence M. Small, who became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.Mr. Mudd, 41, spent nine years in international posts at GE Capital, General Electric's financial services unit, most recently as president and chief executive of its Japan operation. He has also been a consultant for Xerox Corp. and a venture capitalist in Germany. In 1989 he was awarded a Robert Bosch Foundation fellowship to work with the German government during the country's reunification.

CARMEL, Ind. - Thomas J. Kilian has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Conseco Inc.Mr. Kilian, 48, had been executive vice president and chief operations officer since March 1998. In his new role he continues to oversee Conseco's insurance and finance groups in addition to marketing, strategic planning, human resources, and information technology.

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