NU Online News Service, Aug. 23, 12:15 p.m. – The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, has hired Ann Kelly Jones to be an assistance vice president and director of new business for individual life insurance.

Jones will be in charge of new individual life business for Hartford’s Plymouth, Minn., and Woodbury, Minn., operations. The offices sell products written by Hartford’s Hartford Life Insurance Company and Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company subsidiaries.

Jones previously was a director of new insurance business and underwriting for American Express Financial Advisors, Minneapolis, a unit of the American Express Company.

Jones has a master’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota.