NU Online News Service, Sept. 8, 2004, 4:12 p.m. EDT

BISYS Group Inc., New York, is hiring John Howard to take charge of its insurance services division.[@@]

Howard has been president of the Prudential Select Brokerage unit at Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J. He has been responsible for outside U.S. distribution of Prudential life insurance and specialty products

Howard, 37, also has been president of the annuity unit at Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.

Howard has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University and a master’s degree in business from Duke University.