NU Online News Service, March 21, 2003, 4:15 p.m. EST – David L. Babson & Company Inc., a unit of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has hired William Glavin Jr. to be its chief operating officer.

Glavin had been president of the Scudder Funds complex at Scudder Investments, New York, a unit of Deutsche Bank A.G., Frankfurt.

Glavin will succeed Robert Joyal, who is retiring after three decades with Babson.