NU Online News Service, Nov. 29, 4:53 p.m. – MetLife Investors Distribution Company, Newport Beach, Calif., has hired Casey “Smith” Syring as regional vice president for the broker/dealer channel in eastern and southern Florida.

Syring has more than 15 years of experience in annuity sales. She previously spent seven years as the annuity sales manager at Planning Corporation of America, an affiliate of Raymond James Financial Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla., a large regional securities brokerage.