Sun Life Financial Inc. has named Stephen Deschenes senior vice president and general manager of the U.S. division’s annuities division.
Deschenes previously was chief marketing officer for the retirement income group at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., according to Sun Life, Toronto. He also has been the product development and marketing leader for the defined contribution plan business at Fidelity Investments, Boston.
He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard University.
The offices of Sun Life Financial U.S. are in Wellesley Hills, Mass.
In other personnel news:
– Maple Life Financial Inc., Bethesda, Md., has hired Daniel Beckmann to be director of capital markets.
Beckmann previously was president of Life Analytics L.L.C., Charlotte, N.C., a life settlement consulting firm. He also has been director of finance at Legacy Benefits L.L.C., New York.
– Lockton Companies L.L.C., Kansas City, Mo., has hired Jason Maples, Frank Arcara and Ron Lottridge to work in the Denver office.
Maples will be an executive vice president in charge of the Denver executive benefits group.
Arcara and Lottridge will be executive benefits producers.