NU Online News Service, June 14, 2004, 4:25 p.m. EDT – Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has hired Evelyn Bentz to be the vice president for the M Financial Group account.[@@]

Bentz will help Prudential sell individual life insurance through M Financial, a Portland, Ore.-based insurance distributor.

Bentz helped build the M Financial sales channel for Security Life of Denver, Denver, in 1981, and she served as vice president of the M Financial channel at Security Life from 1985 to 2001.

Bentz is the past president of the Denver Chapter of Business and Professional Women. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations.