July 12, 2007 ( - MassMutual Retirement Income (MMRI) has tapped Douglas. G. Russell, 47, as senior vice president, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO).

According to a news release, Russell will report to Drew Dickey, senior vice president and head of MMRI.

Russell was most recently senior vice president and head of client services for Prudential Retirement.

In his role with MMRI, Russell will assume overall responsibility for finance, compliance, operations and technology.

Russell had been with Prudential Retirement since 2004 via the firm’s acquisition of CIGNA’s Retirement and Investment Services business, which he joined in 2001 as senior vice president in its Corporate Insurance unit.