The individual annuity distribution unit at Minnesota Mutual Companies Inc. has hired Christopher Owens to be manager of its internal sales desk.[@@]

Owens, who be responsible for distribution of fixed and variable annuities, previously was supervisor of new annuity business.

Owens has a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this item incorrectly identified the unit that hired Christopher Owens.