Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has named Lizabeth Zlatkus executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Zlatkus previously was co-chief operating officer at the life operations at Hartford Financial, Hartford.
Zlatkus has been and will continue to be a member of Hartford’s office of the chairman, the company says.
John Walters, who has been co-chief operating officer of the life operations and a member of the chairman’s office, will be the president and sole COO of the life operations, and he also will continue to be a member of the chairman’s office, according to Hartford Financial.
Zlatkus succeeds David Johnson, who is retiring.
Zlatkus has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and serves on the Pennsylvania State University board.
Walters has a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree in business from Duke University. He is a member of the boards of the Investment Company Institute, Washington, and of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.
In other personnel news:
- AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, a unit of AXA S.A., Paris, has named Vincent Parascandola president of the Advantage Group, an AXA Equitable unit that recruits experienced financial sales people.
Parascandola previously was co-branch manager for the AXA Equitable Metro New York branch and a divisional executive vice president.
- Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J., has hired 2 executives for its domestic annuities unit and an executive for its domestic individual life business.
The company has hired Richard Jimenez and Jonathan Cressman to be senior vice presidents and national sales managers in the wirehouse distribution channel at Prudential Annuities.
Jimenez previously was a national sales manager at ING Funds, a unit of ING Groep N.V., Amsterdam.
Cressman was Northeast divisional sales manager at Planco Financial Services, a unit of Hartford.
Prudential also has hired Gail Van Dalen to be vice president of marketing for domestic individual life at the Prudential Insurance Company of America unit.
Van Dalen previously was a senior vice president of marketing and sales support at Conseco Inc., Carmel, Ind.
Van Dalen has a bachelor’s degree from Albertus Magnus College and a master’s degree in business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Old Mutual Financial Network, Atlanta, a unit of Old Mutual P.L.C., London, has hired Bruce Wing to be vice president for life distribution.
Wing previously was vice president of business development at Transamerica Reinsurance, a unit of AEGON N.V., The Hague, Netherlands.
- Jackson National Life Distributors L.L.C., Denver, a unit of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich., a subsidiary of Prudential P.L.C., London, has promoted Marc Socol to West regional director for the registered and guaranteed channels.
Socol will over see a team of 30 external wholesalers for 15 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Kansas.
Socol previously was an external wholesaler who covered the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area.