NU Online News Service, Jan. 4, 2005, 4:43 p.m. EST

AXA Distributors L.L.C., New York, has hired Christine Long-Vazquez to be vice president of strategic relationship marketing.[@@]

AXA Distributors is an arm of AXA Financial, which, in turn, is an arm of AXA S.A., Paris.

Long-Vazquez previously was chief marketing officer in the retail annuities division at Travelers Life & Annuity, a unit of Citigroup Inc., New York.

Long-Vazquez has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Manhattanville College.