New York Life Insurance Company has hired Tom Johnson to be head of business development for retirement income security.

Johnson previously was a senior vice president for retirement income, strategic business development, at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.

In other personnel news:

- American Specialty Health Inc., San Diego, has hired Robert Matthews II to be voice president of group sales.

Matthews previously was vice president of national account sales at CIGNA HealthCare, a unit of CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia.

Matthews has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Northwest Missouri State University. He also has been a tank commander in the U.S. Army.