Prudential Annuities announced it has appointed the former chief of Jackson National Life Insurance Company’s bank marketing group to head up its sales to the bank channel.

The company, the domestic annuity unit of Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, named Bradley Powell national sales manager in charge of wholesaling to financial institutions. Powell most recently was president of the Institutional Marketing Group of Jackson National, Lansing Mich., with responsibility for bank annuity distribution.

Prudential recently created a dedicated bank wholesaling team and appointed Alex MacGillivray national sales director for banks and wirehouses. Powell will report to MacGillivray.