NU Online News Service, Aug. 18, 2004, 4:05 p.m. EDT

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., has hired Charlie Cote to be managing director of institutional sales of retirement sales for its New York region.[@@]

Cote will work with John Palmieri, who is also a managing director of institutional sales, and he will succeed Ellen Lander, who retired in June.

Cote previously was a sales director at Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University.