NU Online News Service, March 21, 2003, 12:37 p.m. EST The Phoenix Companies Inc., Hartford, has hired Sue Ann Collins to be executive vice president for life and annuity products and operations.

Collins is replacing Simon Tan, who will be retiring Jan. 1, 2004.

Tan will work on new product development until the end of the year, Phoenix says.

Collins previously was a general manager and group actuary at the ING Groep N.V., Amsterdam. Before that, she was a principal at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin.

Collins has a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University.