NU Online News Service, Oct. 22, 2004, 3:40 p.m. EDT

Hartford Financial Services Group announced today it has appointed Jeffrey Carleton senior vice president and director of distribution for its individual life division.

Carleton will be in charge of individual life insurance in all distribution channels, including wirehouses, regional and independent broker-dealers, banks and independent agents. He will report to Michael Kalen, senior vice president and director of individual life.

Prior to his new position, Carleton had been vice president of life insurance sales at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass.