Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has hired Gregory Deavens to be senior vice president and chief financial officer for the company’s U.S. insurance group.

Deavens previously was a senior vice president in charge of financial planning and analysis at New York Life Insurance Company, New York.

Deavens has a bachelor’s degree in business from Florida A&M University. He holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.

Deavens is a member of the board of the Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford.

In other personnel news:

- Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto, has promoted Ronald Friesen to be vice president and chief financial officer at its Wellesley, Mass.-based U.S. division.

Friesen has been the company’s vice president for corporate capital.

Friesen is a chartered accountant.

- The Simsbury, Conn., life insurance arm of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has hired Greg Brennan to be senior vice president and chief financial officer for international wealth management.

Brennan, who previously was the chief insurance risk officer and chief actuary for ING Asia Pacific, a unit of ING Groep N.V., Amsterdam, will be in charge of a division that includes operations in Brazil, Japan and the Europe.

Brennan has a degree in psychology from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

- Health Net Inc., Los Angeles, has hired Bret Morris to be senior vice president and controller for corporate finance.

Morris will succeed Maurice Hebert, who has resigned.

Morris previously was chief financial officer at the Medicare Part D prescription drug program operation at a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.

- AIG American General, Houston, a unit of American International Group Inc., New York, has hired David O’Leary to be executive vice president of strategic marketing and business development.

O’Leary previously was a senior vice president and head of the annuity business at MassMutual.

O’Leary has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

- Aetna Inc., Hartford, has hired Peg Haennicke to be head of disability and leave management services.

Haennicke will succeed Eric Reisenwitz, who is leaving the company. She previously was head of disability clinical operations at Aetna.

Haennicke trained as a nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Chicago.

She is member of the board of the Integrated Benefits Institute, San Francisco.

- Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company, a unit of Health Care Service Corp., Chicago, has hired Simon Camaj to be director of customer service and support for the employee benefits business.

Camaj previously was an operations manager handling disability claim operations for national accounts at Aetna, Hartford.

Camaj has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in insurance from Olivet College. He holds the Associate in Claims professional designation.

- Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc., Lancaster, Pa., has hired Karl Pomeroy to be vice president of sales for the company’s Eastern Life & Health Insurance Company unit.