NU Online News Service, Feb. 16, 2005, 7:07 p.m. EST

A Newark, N.J., insurer has hired a sales specialist who had been working for another large carrier.[@@]

The insurer, Prudential Financial Inc., says Joan Cleveland will be senior vice president of new business development for its individual life business.

Cleveland has been a senior vice president for national sales in the protection division at Genworth Financial Inc., Lynchburg, Va.

Cleveland has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Certified Long Term Care Professional and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant professional designations.