NU Online News Service, March 4, 2003, 2:21 p.m. EDT – Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has hired Greg Poplarski to be a senior vice president and national sales manager for proprietary distribution in its retirement services unit.

Swanson previously managed Eastern division retirement plan sales for Merrill Lynch & Company Inc., New York.

Swanson has a bachelor’s degree in business from St. John’s University. He holds the Retirement Plan Associate professional designation.