Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has hired Gregory Zabel to be vice president of life sales.[@@]

Zabel will manage career agency life regional directors for MassMutual and relationships with broker-dealers, wirehouses and advisors, MassMutual says.

Zabel previously was regional vice president for the Northeast region at Travelers Life & Annuity, Hartford.

Citigroup Inc., New York, is selling Travelers Life to MetLife Inc., New York.

Zabel has a bachelor’s degree in American history from Bates College, and he holds the Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation.