Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has appointed John Keenan to be senior vice president and director of sales and distribution for the individual life division.
Keenan previously was vice president of life insurance sales at Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio. He led wirehouse, bank and brokerage distribution.
Keenan has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations.
In other personnel news:
- HSBC Insurance Services, Bridgewater, N.J., a unit of HSBC Holdings P.L.C., London, has promoted Richard Klesse to be managing director of insurance sales and business development, and it has hired Mitchell Katcher to be group director for product development and marketing.
Klesse previously was a managing director at HSBC Retail Services, where he managed business partner activities for the private-label credit card business.
Klesse has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University.
Katcher has been a senior vice president for life and annuity product development at a life insurance unit of Phoenix Companies Inc., Hartford.