The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) has named Grace Figueredo as vice president of diversity and inclusion.
Figueredo had been director of workforce diversity for United Technologies Corp.
She is a board member of the Connecticut Women’s Legal and Education Fund.
Figueredo has a master’s degree from the University of Hartford and a bachelor of science degree from Queens College of the City University of New York.
In other personnel news:
John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN), Boston, has hired Bruce Harrington. Harrington will report to Christopher Maryanopolis, president, Signator Investors Inc, the broker-dealer for JHFN, part of Manulife Financial Corp., Toronto (NYSE:MFC).
Most recently, Harrington was senior vice president in the retirement solutions division of LPL Financial Corp., a unit of Linsco/Private Ledger Corp., Boston.
Symetra Life Insurance Company, Bellevue, Wash., has appointed Richard LaVoice as executive vice president, sales and distribution for life insurance and annuity products.
LaVoice had been corporate vice president and national sales manager of retirement income at MassMutual Financial Group, part of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass.
LaVoice has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Security Benefit Retail Retirement has named Ken DiFrancesca vice president, sales and business development. His duties will focus on sales and distribution in non-educational retail channels and annuity markets, according to the company, part of Security Benefit Corp., Topeka, Kan.