Hartford Forms New Sales Unit for Retirement Area

September 10, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Hartford Financial Services Group has formed Hartford Life Distributors (HLD), a newly combined sales and distribution organization for its investment and retirement products that will focus on work with financial advisers.

According to a news release, Hartford Life Distributors combines the internal and external sales units, marketing and sales support teams, strategic relationship management groups, and business development areas that support The Hartford’s mutual funds, annuities, 401(k) plans, and 529 college savings program.

These businesses represent $25 billion in deposits for the twelve months ended June 30, 2009, and are supported by a field sales force of 240 professionals, the announcement said.

The company has tapped Kevin Connor, 49, to lead HLD. Connor will oversee internal and external sales and sales support, marketing, strategic relationship management, and business development.

Connor, an executive vice president, most recently led marketing, relationship management, and business development for investment and retirement products.

More information about the Hartford is at www.thehartford.com .