NU Online News Service, May 11, 2004, 12:03 p.m. EDT – NYLIM Retirement Plan Services, Parsippany, N.J., has hired Scott Buffington to manage multi-employer retirement plan sales.[@@]

Buffington previously was a senior vice president in the institutional sales department at Putnam Investments, Boston. He also has worked in the defined contribution retirement services unit at CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia.

NYLIM, a unit of New York Life Insurance Company, notes that it hired 4 new sales directors in April and is continuing to recruit more experienced sales directors.