NU Online News Service, Aug. 21, 12:35 p.m. – Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Simsbury, Conn., has promoted Ronald Witthohn to be sales director for the group benefits division at Hartford Life Insurance and Brian Hayes to be the division?fs director of distribution development.

Witthohn will manage the group benefits field force.

Hayes will work with national and regional brokerage firms, develop producer relationships, and oversee national account sales and marketing.

Previously, Witthohn and Hayes were both regional sales vice presidents at Hartford Life.