The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) has promoted Chris Villella to director of account management for special markets.

Villella joined CEI in 1990, as a subrogation specialist before advancing to subrogation supervisor and eventually subrogation manager. He assumed the role of senior manager in loss recovery and insurance services in 2005, and has most recently served as senior manager of corporate accounts.

"Chris will be involved in a variety of government fleet, truck fleet and insurance account activities," says Wayne Smolda, CEI's president and chief executive officer. "He will be able to leverage his experience in insurance services and loss recovery for large accounts. In addition, he will be responsible specifically for some or our key leasing industry relationships, where he already has focused experience."

Villella is a member of multiple fleet management, insurance industry and risk management professional groups, including AFLA, NAFA and RIMS.