NU Online News Service, Dec. 20, 2004, 4:02 p.m. EST

A major financial services distributor has promoted a top sales executive.[@@]

Independent Financial Marketing Group Inc., Purchase, N.Y., has named James Kirrane national sales director. Kirrane previously was a senior vice president.

Kirrane’s new duties will include leading an expanded internal sales support team, IFMG says.

IFMG, a unit of Sun Life Financial Group Inc., Toronto, distributes annuities and other products through banks, credit unions and other financial institutions.