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.